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Terrorists: Statistical Profile

  • Vasiliy OsipovEmail author
  • Yan Ivakin
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography book series (LNGC)

Abstract

This paper considers the problem of opposing the terroristic threat. It covers one of the aspects, which it was investigated within a complex project that examined the development of the terroristic threat monitoring system based on geoinformation technologies. A biographical data analysis has been made for 93 known terrorists. The analysis has resulted in time distribution reflecting the beginning and the end of their implication in terrorist activities. The probabilities were estimated for different levels of education, social background, marital status, existence of personal tragedies, and unbalanced temper, and pursuing different targets and objectives. Based upon the analyzed properties, the statistical profile of the terrorists has been compiled. Examples and recommendations on the above profile application were developed.

Keywords

Terrorism Biography Analysis Indices Statistical picture Distribution law Guidelines Risk assessment 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of RAS, 39PetersburgRussia

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