Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris killed 129 people, and injured more than 350. Not only is this death count horrific, it’s historic: On Nov. 13, Paris witnessed more casualties than in all French terror attacks in the last four decades combined.
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In Western Europe, both the number of terror attacks and number of deaths by terrorist attack have decreased since highs in the 1970s, ’80s and ’90s. The last time terrorist-related deaths were so high in Western Europe was a decade ago, in 2004, when the Madrid train bombings killed 191 people and wounded 2,050. (The data below end in 2014.)
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