College Park (Maryland, US), May 5 (ANI): Terrorist attacks in the United States over the past four decades have centered on New York City, according to a study carried out by the University of Maryland-based National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START).
Based on data from the Center's Global Terrorism Database (GTD), the world's most comprehensive, unclassified collection of terror incidents, the study claims: "Explosives are by far the weapon of choice for terrorists in New York City."
Gary LaFree, who directs START and the GTD, said: "Of all terror attacks in New York City from 1970 to 2007, 70 percent involved bombs or explosives."Car bombs have played a small but deadly role in U.S. terrorism," he adds.
Among the other trends noted in the report covering the period 1970 to 2007:
New York City is, by far, the most frequent site of terrorism in the United Statest has suffered more attacks than the next four most frequently target cities combined (Miami, 70; San Francisco, 66; Washington, D.C., 59; Los Angeles, 54)284 terror attacks occurred in New York's five boroughs between 1970 and 2007 Nearly three-fourths of these attacks took place in the 1970s, followed by less frequent, but often more deadly, incidents, including the 1993 and 9/11 World Trade Center attacks Businesses and government facilities are the most frequent targets - not only in New York City, but throughout the United States. (ANI)