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Why such hatred toward America's freedom of religion?
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Gary Lafree
Americans think more frequently about the possibility of a terrorist attack against the U.S. than they do about the much more likely prospect that they will fall victim to violent crime or be hospitalized, according to a study released Monday by the University of Maryland.
After two decades of generally declining homicide levels, the District recorded fewer than 100 killings in 2012 for the first time since the Kennedy administration.
The United States is not the biggest terrorist target on the planet, ranking 41st on a new index tracking global terrorism trends released Wednesday that ranks 158 nations according to the severity of terrorist activity within their borders, plus the death, destruction and economic damage that accompanies it.
"Improved understanding of public attitudes can inform programs and tools related to managing public risk perception, increasing effectiveness of pre- and post-event communication by federal, state and local officials, and building and supporting more resilient social networks within and across communities," report co-author Gary LaFree said.