Turning Tides: A New Surge in Global Violent Deaths

Gianluca Boo and Gergely Hideg

'Although 2020 will be best remembered for the turmoil of COVID-19, it was also the year with the fewest violent deaths in a decade.

New 2021 figures from the Small Arms Survey's Global Violent Deaths (GVD) database, however, show a six percent rise in global deadly violence compared to 2020.

Such a surge hasn't happened since the infamous 2016 peak, when the devastating conflicts in Syria and Iraq were responsible for almost a fifth of the record number of violent fatalities...'

Continue reading this Security Assessment in North Africa (SANA) blog post on MEDIUM

  • Check out the updated GVD database here