In the Safeture platform, every country is assigned an overall risk level, which is based on the combined risk levels for the different risk categories (see further below for a summary of all Country Risk Categories). These risks are adjusted to the local context to reflect how the risks impact the operating environment in the country. Below you will find the definitions of the risk levels within the Terrorism category.
- Negligible: No evidence of terrorist groups operating in the area. No history of terrorist attacks Location is not known as a focal point for extremism. Security forces display a very high level of professionalism and capability in preventing and responding to acts of terrorism.
- Low: Credible evidence of terrorist groups active, albeit at a low level. Precedent for terrorist activity in past decade. Opportunity and capability for terrorist action is limited. Isolated areas or certain groups may face a specific threat. Security forces display a high level of professionalism and capability in preventing and responding to acts of terrorism.
- Medium: Terrorist groups are active in the area and demonstrate both intent and capability to carry out attacks. Opportunity for attack is limited. Precedent for terrorist attacks – including mass- casualty incidents – but such occurrences are infrequent or historical. Security forces are under- resourced when combating terrorist threat.
- High: Terrorist attacks are frequent. Mass-casualty attacks have occurred. Security forces provide inadequate risk mitigation. There is widespread support for terrorist aims and methods in the area. The potential for regular mass-casualty attacks is high.
- Critical: Terrorist intent, opportunity and capability are extreme, and attacks frequently cause mass- casualties. There is widespread support for terrorist aims and methods in the area and active involvement in support and recruitment of terrorists is evident. Security forces provide few or no effective countermeasures.
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