What’s the Real Risk of a Terrorist Attack?

By: Contributor · January 6, 2010 · Filed Under Politics · 2 Comments 

 Putting things in perspective:

 Courtesy of Jesus Diaz and Nate Silver.


2 Responses to “What’s the Real Risk of a Terrorist Attack?”

  1. S Posen on January 8th, 2010 12:22 am

    The article title is not accurate, the statistics shown are at very best only applicable to a specific type of terrorist attack (taking place on an airplane) and only refers to the victims on the airplane. In addition, this does not properly address the very real emotional distress that other ‘victims’ are effected with.

    Law is Cool: While emotional distress is quite real, it has nothing to do with the risk of an attack. And although you are right that this is limited to a specific type of attack, it was provided in context of current events and discussion around this specific type of attack that would only affect those on a plane.

  2. Tyler on January 8th, 2010 11:15 am

    That’s a great statistic and great visualization on the banner. Looks great.