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Future outlook and response strategies


Few Westerners actually die of terrorism.2 When David Anderson Q.C., Britain’s Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation, summarized the terrorist threat in 2012, he concluded that:

During the 21st century, terrorism has been an insignificant cause of mortality in the United Kingdom. The annualised average of five deaths caused by terrorism in England and Wales over this period compares with total accidental deaths in 2010 of 17,201, including 123 cyclists killed in traffic accidents, 102 personnel killed in Afghanistan, 29 people drowned in the bathtub and five killed by stings from hornets, wasps and bees.3