Patterns of Global Terrorism

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The Patterns of Global Terrorism report was an annual report released by the Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism providing Congress with a "full and complete report on terrorism," in accordance with Title 22 of the United States Code, Section 2656f(a). [1] In 2004, the Patterns on Global Terrorism report was replaced by the Country Reports on Terrorism, which serves substantially the same purpose.[2]

Patterns of Global Terrorism 2001 report

The Patterns of Global Terrorism 2001 report was released by the Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism in May 2002.[3]

Secretary Powell stated in the 2001 report, "[T]errorism cast its lethal shadow across the globe--yet the world's resolve to defeat it has never been greater. . . . This chilling report details the very clear and present danger that terrorism poses to the world and the efforts that the United States and our partners in the international community are making to defeat it. The cold, hard facts presented here compel the world's continued vigilance and concerted action. "[3]

Ambassador Francis X. Taylor, then-Coordinator for Counterterrorism, emphasizee that "the US Government and our Coalition partners have worked countless hours to ensure that the lives of those murdered on 9/11 were not lost in vain. . . . As this annual report demonstrates, their support has been much more than rhetorical. This unprecedented Coalition of nations has sought to synchronize diplomatic, intelligence, law enforcement, economic, financial, and military power to attack terrorism globally."[3]

Patterns of Global Terrorism/ Country Reports on Terrorism

Country Reports / Patterns of Global Terrorism reports from 2000 until the present can be accessed at the Department of State website.

Reports from 1995 through 1999 are digitally archived by the Department of State here.

Digital reports for 1976 to present can be accessed here, via the MIPT Terrorism Information Center.


  1. [ Patterns of Global Terrorism,, accessed September 10, 2010.
  2. Country Reports on Terrorism,, accessed September 10, 2010.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 [Patterns of Global Terrorism 2001,, accessed September 10, 2010.

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