Who Will Strike Next And Why? An Economic Regression of Terrorism and Poverty
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This study analyzes economic regressions between the number of organized violent, international and domestic terrorist attacks and various metrics of the economic state of the country of origin. From the literature, it was expected to find that countries with the poorest economies are more likely produce or act as a base of operations for terrorists and may be linked to their violent crimes. Similarly the statistics suggested that there is a negative correlation between these metrics, representing socioeconomic factors such as the total output of the country, the income per person, unemployment, income inequality, and access to government, and the number of organized violent attacks traceable to said country. Since only named organized attacks were evaluated, instances of anomic (spontaneous or unorganized) terrorism are not included.