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Aon's 2014 Terrorism and Political Violence Map indicates that
Despite some improvements in the ratings - eight decreases and just one increase to the 37 country scores that cover Sub-Saharan Africa in 2014,
When looking at attacks on businesses by sector, the retail and transportation sectors were significantly affected in 2013, with 33 percent of terrorism attacks affecting the retail sector, and 18 percent of attacks taking place on the transportation sector. The retail sector includes venues such as public markets, which remain vulnerable to attack as seen last year in
The data shows
- 34 countries attained reduced country risk scores.
- Four countries attained increased country risk scores –
Brazil, Japan, Mozambiqueand Bangladesh.
- In contrast with other regions,
Europesaw notable improvement with 11 countries having civil commotion perils removed.
Brazilwas the only Latin American country to receive an increased risk rating.
- Overall country scores for
Asia Pacificand Oceaniaregion remain broadly stable with only four changes out of 29 countries and territories – South Korea, Malaysiaand Samoaall attained reduced risk ratings - while increased military spending and geopolitical tensions in Japanincreased the country's rating.
- 33% of all high and severe risk countries globally are in sub-Saharan Africa.