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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.
Methodology and resources
Colour-coded ratings of the 200 countries and territories measured act as a gauge for the overall level of risk from terrorism and political violence to business in each country. Three peril icons indicate classifications of political violence risk encountered by businesses:
- Terrorism and sabotage
- Strikes, riots, civil commotion and malicious damage to property
- Insurrection, revolution, rebellion, mutiny, coup d'état, war and civil war
The map measures political violence and terrorism in 200 countries and territories to help companies assess the risk levels of political violence and terrorism. Produced by Aon in collaboration with global risk management consultancy
Terrorism threat is defined as an assessment of the intent and capability for terrorist groups to stage attacks and the likelihood they will succeed.
The map can be accessed at http://www.aon.com/terrorismmap
Aon has partnered with Risk Advisory, a leading independent global risk management consultancy, for seven years. Risk Advisory helps clients navigate increasingly complex regulatory, compliance and security environments in some of the most challenging jurisdictions by providing intelligence, investigation and security services. Clients include many of the world's leading corporate entities, financial institutions and law firms.
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