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Visualizing terror

Terrorist groups continue to dominate the news.

But which have been around the longest? And which are the most deadly?

Data viz agency Periscopic decided to find out as part of a project for the Global Terrorism Database.

The result? A World of Terror, a website visualizing the impact of the world’s most significant terror organisations between 1970 and 2013.

In true data viz fashion, we get a different picture from the one we’re used to seeing. Terror organisations aren't mostly from the Middle East. What emerges is a comparatively longer history of attacks across regions like South America and South East Asia.

Eye-opening stuff. 

You can find out more about the project via Periscopic's website.

Posted in Inspiration — about 8 years ago
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