Write 8 pages with APA style on Crime Prevention and Control Policies. Terrorist groups carry out their heinous acts in the following forms. They bomb important buildings. kidnap or take people hostage. destroy private or public facilities using bombs and grenades. seize planes, ships or buses with an intention of asking for ransom or driving them into buildings. sabotage electricity and water systems to cause shocks or artificial shortage. assassinate key political figures, and shoot people. They use different kinds of weapons to kill and maim people. Some terrorist groups are taking advantage of new technology and have started using unconventional weapons of warfare such as chemical and biological weapons. This is a worrying trend indeed. Terrorists claim that they are victims of circumstances and express their anger and frustrations through heinous acts. Terrorists inflicts large scale victimization, spread fear and causes widespread infrastructural damage. Terrorists use violent acts to force, frighten or compel government, civilians, community or any other group to promote their social, religious or political ambitions. They may also be intended to influence government policy through coercion or intimidation or affect the operation of the government through mass destruction, kidnappings or assassinations. There are many terrorist groups. There are over a hundred and thirty terrorist groups (refer to appendix: 1) that have been identified in the world. The majority of them claim to be members of the Islamic religion. Countries are investing a lot of money to deter and stop terrorists, protect the targets, minimize victimization and reduce destruction that results from terrorist activity.
Terrorism is a major global threat. Nations that provide finance, material and logistical support suffer the most. Terrorism attacks have been on the rise ever since. However, in 2008, the first decline in the number of attacks was recorded.
From the above table, 2008 began a declining trend of the global terrorist attacks and resulting deaths. .