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Number of People Killed by Terrorists Amazingly Low

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Calm down … You are much more likely to be killed by boring, mundane things than terrorism.

McClatchy reported in 2010:

“There were just 25 US noncombatant fatalities from terrorism worldwide. (The US government definition of terrorism excludes attacks on US military personnel). While we don’t have the figures at hand, undoubtedly more American citizens died overseas from traffic accidents or intestinal illnesses than from terrorism.”

The March, 2011, Harper‘s Index noted:

“Number of American civilians who died worldwide in terrorist attacks last year: 8 — Minimum number who died after being struck by lightning: 29.”

Indeed, the leading cause of deaths for Americans traveling abroad is not terrorism, or murder … or even crime of any type.

It’s car crashes.

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