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Acharya, Arabinda, Aaron Karp, Sonal Marwah and Anjali Krishnan. 2011 ‘Armed Violence or Terrorism?.’ India's States of Armed Violence; IAVA Issue Brief No. 1, p. 3. New Delhi: India Armed Violence Assessment / IAVA and the Small Arms Survey, Geneva. 20 September
Armed Violence or Terrorism?
Terrorism is India's most prominent armed-violence issue. But it is not the cause of most deaths. That claim belongs, rather, to individual acts of murder. As Figure 1 shows, in 2009 more than 14 times as many violent deaths were attributable to criminal murder as to terrorist activity: 32,369 cases of criminal murder, compared with 2,231 deaths from terrorism (NCRB, 2011a; SATP, 2010).
[NCRB = National Crime Records Bureau; SATP = South Asia Terrorism Portal]