Mirroring the broader increase in threat activities, the resulting economic costs for prevention and recovery has also dramatically increased. IEP conservatively estimates the economic cost reached its highest ever level in 2014 at US$52.9 billion. This is a 61 per cent increase from the previous year and a ten-fold increase since 2000.
The costs of containing this kind of violence are significant and greater than the direct costs of the acts themselves. IEP estimates the global national security expenditure to be approximately US$117 billion. These national security agencies are tasked with preventing threat activity as well as supporting other elements of national security. Source: GTI 2015 / IEP