Although terror attacks are rare, the issues they cause are highlighted regularly within the news. Police forces and security services across the UK work tirelessly to protect residents and prevent attacks from occurring. However, despite their efforts, you should always help out by contacting the Anti-Terrorist hotline whenever you see or hear something that could be terrorist related.
Always trust your gut instinct, your call could save lives.
Hotline: 0800 789 321
LOW – an attack is highly unlikely
MODERATE – an attack is possible but not likely
SUBSTANTIAL – an attack is likely
SEVERE – an attack is highly likely
CRITICAL – an attack is highly likely in the near future
Terrorism is the use of violence against people or property to cause fear, convince citizens that their government is powerless or achieve publicity.
Acts of terrorism include assassinations, kidnappings, hijackings, bombings and cyber attacks. Some situations may also involve the use of chemical, biological, nuclear and radiological weapons.
High risk places consist of military bases, government facilities, international airports, large cities and famous tourist attractions. Attacks also take place at large public gatherings due to the dense population of people.
This is an examination of what is known about the capabilities of terrorists in question and the method they may use based on previous attacks.
Using available information to examine the overall aims of the terrorists and the ways they may achieve them.
Some attacks take years to plan whilst others are calculated very quickly. Threat levels are regularly reviewed to ensure that they remain as accurate as possible.
Threat levels are designed to give an indication of the likelihood of a terrorist attack, they are monitored continuously and are set by the Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre (JTAC).
SEVERE – 17th September
CRITICAL – 15th September
SEVERE – 27th May
CRITICAL – 23rd May
SEVERE – 1st March
SUBSTANTIAL – 4th November
SEVERE – 23rd July
SEVERE – 3rd November
The ability to Run, Hide, Tell will vary for reasons such as age, fitness and capability. When running is not an option, people should make every effort to move away from the area as quickly as possible. Additionally, it is imperative that people caught up in such a scenario assist those around them who may need help.
Over a thousand specialists from across the UK have helped officers to create this application, including leading organisations from the security sectors.
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Since 2000, there have been at least 146 terrorist-related deaths in the UK.
Since 2000, there have been 1,058 terror-related incidents within the UK.