This chart of how terrorism in Europe is generally declining is floating around my stream. While the decline is important, I think it's also important to realise just how incredibly rare terrorism is anyway. I don't want to make any comment on the importance of counter-terrorism activities in keeping this number low, only to point how that from an individual sense, fearing death by terrorism makes no sense whatsoever.

The graph of terrorist killings below comes from
I did not re-extract the original data, I simply used the graph provided.

The data for drowning comes from
Only data for 2011-2012 is available; the EU does not, so far as I know, have a longer-established central statistics database. As far as I am aware this data is only for European residents, not for those who die while trying to reach Europe. In the UK at least, the number of drownings per year has remained pretty constant, so although there will be some variation, the numbers probably won't be dramatically different in 1970.

Other causes of death from Eurostat :
Transport - 35,000
Falls - 45,000
Unknown - 79,000. Yes, apparently there are 79,000 annual deaths in the EU that simply go unexplained or have "ill-defined" causes.
Pregnancy : 200-300.

So statistically, terrorism is only slightly more dangerous than getting pregnant. It's not even remotely as threatening as a trip to the seaside (though eurostat doesn't give details on how many drownings occur in lakes, rivers, swimming pools etc.), is completely and utterly negligible threat compared with getting in a car or being near a road, or falling over, or even compared with dying from unidentified causes.
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