In 2015, acts of terrorism resulted in 151 deaths across the European Union and more than 360 people injured. Overall, data from the Global Terrorism Database shows that the frequency of international terrorist attacks continues to rise, with recent incidents suggesting that, increasingly, private citizens have become the primary targets. Terrorist attacks significantly impact survivors and bereaved families, psychologically, financially and socially. Despite this, victims’ issues remain at the edge of the debate on terrorism. In many respects, the current policies and practices in England and Wales for supporting British nationals and residents who fall victim to these acts are falling short of what they need and deserve.
Barker, Alexandra and Tamar Dinisman. 2016. "Meeting the Needs of Survivors and Families Bereaved through Terrorism." Victim Support: England and Wales (November). http://victimsupport.eu/activeapp/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/REPORT-FINAL-VS-survivors-and-families-bereaved-through-terrorism-report_final-Novemb....pdf