A new study by global risk management company Aon has estimated threat levels from Islamic extremism in countries around the world.
Some European countries – including France, Germany, Denmark, and Ireland – have seen an increase in threat levels over the past 12 months, according to a recent article in The Telegraph. Most other countries have maintained levels from 2013.
The Czech Republic, however, is one of 21 countries in the world that has reported reduced threat levels from 2013-14. In Europe, the only other country to report reduced levels was Croatia.
Aon Risk Solutions, along with The Risk Advisory Group, estimates threat levels based on a variety of intelligence reports, and expresses the level using a number from 1 (lowest threat) to 5 (greatest threat).
In the Czech Republic, that level has gone from 2 to 1 in 2014, meaning that the country now reports the lowest threat level possible.
In Europe, only the Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland, Croatia, Sweden, and Finland report the lowest threat score.
Most other countries, including the UK, Germany, Spain, and Poland, report a score of 2. France reports a score of 3.
The Czech Republic is one of 21 countries worldwide – and with Croatia, only the second in Europe – to report a decreased threat from Islamic terrorists in 2015, according to the survey.
Tunisia also reported a decreased threat level, moving from 4 to 3 in 2015. The study was published about a month before the terror attack in that country.
Most of the decreases have been seen in South America. The highest threat levels globally are seen in the Middle East and Africa.
Apparently, however, citizens of the Czech Republic don’t feel a reduction in the threat from Islamic extremists. According to a recent article on Aktualne.cz, Czechs fear Islamic terrorists more than the war in Ukraine.