Aon, some travel risk assessor firm, has created what should be described as “the world traveller’s handy guide to terrorism”.
It’s a map of the world, with every country graded by the threat it faces from terrorism. Download the full map (pdf).
Apparently North Korea has a very low terrorism level.
Countries to be avoided, as they have been placed in the highest risk category include Iraq, Israel/Plaestine, India, Nepal, Russia, Pakistan and Afghanistan. (Unless of course you’re George Bush – in which case this map comes into it’s own as the ultimate guide to “reccomended places to invade next”.)
Thailand scores highly, which is a little concerning as I would like to take a holiday there this year.
But perhaps I should be more worried ‘closer to home’; the UK is given a risk score of 37 – higher than Saudi Arabia (34) and the USA (27).