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August 18, 2003 10:07 AM   Subscribe

The inaugural World Terrorism Index from the World Markets Research Centre ranks Australia at 38 (out of 186), the UK at number 10 and the US at number 4. So who is number 1? [More inside...]
posted by i_cola (10 comments total)
...well The Phillipines are at number 5, the US - as we've just heard - are right up there at number 4, Pakistan at number 3, Israel number 2 and so the number 1 destination for terrorism 2003-4 is civil war-ravaged Columbia!

The UK ranked higher than Russia, Liberia, Yemen and Lebanon. France ranked 23rd and Germany 41st. North Korea was 186th. Further details here.
posted by i_cola at 10:08 AM on August 18, 2003

And I can't spell Colombia.
posted by i_cola at 10:09 AM on August 18, 2003

Number one with a bullet?
posted by carter at 10:10 AM on August 18, 2003

This is meaningless. Who or What are the World Markets Research Centre? How is "at risk" defined?

These are guesses, ranked guesses to be sure but guesses none-the-less.


This report is available in hard copy for £950 ($1500)

The selling of fear continues.
posted by Bonzai at 10:47 AM on August 18, 2003

Anyone who therefore wants to consider N. Korea as a safe place to avoid bombs, sabotage and general mayhem... may want to consider the results of the TIMEeurope poll...
posted by dash_slot- at 11:27 AM on August 18, 2003

The US is a "highly likely" target for another September 11 attack,

is "September 11" an adjective now?
posted by mcsweetie at 11:49 AM on August 18, 2003

So I can only assume these were maded to serve as odds for betting purposes..

Anyone wanna stage a harmless bombing of some building in iceland and clean up on the odds?
posted by Space Coyote at 12:15 PM on August 18, 2003

So has anybody seen a copy of the entire list? I'd like to see more than just the top 10, but I'm not paying for it... And I doubt highly the journalists paid for it as well, so a free copy's gotta be out there somewhere.
posted by ehintz at 12:33 PM on August 18, 2003

ehintz: I tried (the other links contain a fair few) but not yet...the doc only got released today so I'm guessing that the journos worked from a press release.
posted by i_cola at 1:06 PM on August 18, 2003

I am surprised Russia was not ranked higher. It seems like they regularly have severe terrorist attacks due to Chechnya.
posted by smackfu at 8:41 AM on August 19, 2003

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