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Do You Live Near a Terrorism ‘Hot Spot’ According to This Map?
Researchers, as part of the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) under the Department of Homeland Security, are trying to come up with a way to better predict where and when terrorist attacks would happen on U.S. soil.
To start, the researchers from the University of Maryland and University of Massachusetts-Boston mapped all events considered terrorism since 1970 to 2008 in the United States (below). This established areas they deemed terrorism “hot spots” but also revealed that terrorism is actually “widely dispersed”. So widely dispersed that every state has experienced some act of terrorism in some form, according to the report. The report defines a hot spot as an area where more than the average number of terrorist attacks have taken place — the average for the U.S. is six.
Originally posted by Sachyriel
So the two terrorist attacks after 2000 were Sept 11 and the Washington Sniper? The Anthrax mailings? The garbage bomb near the recruiting station?
I mean, there are technically a lot of politically-motivated acts of violence in the USA, but the study only found 2?
single issue events include such attacks as anti-abortion, anti-Catholic, or anti-nuclear. Interestingly, among the types of terrorism examined here, single issue terrorism is probably the most temporally diverse, with substantial numbers of attacks occurring in all four decades.
Originally posted by AnIntellectualRedneck
I'll tell you exactly what this looks like to me:
They took the metropolitan areas in the U.S. with the largest populations and then cross-referenced it with the number of people living there who are immigrants.
Originally posted by 3n19m470
But they tell us that if we buy drugs we are supporterng terrorism?