By Glenn P. McGovern
Drawn from case examples of incidents from all over the world, exact Violence: A Statistical and Tactical research of Assassinations, agreement Killings, and Kidnappings is the main whole source of knowledge at the assault methodologies, strategies used, and teams chargeable for particular killings and kidnappings. the writer, a former SWAT and JTTF workforce member—whose adventure comprises delivering safeguard to diplomats, high-ranking army group of workers, prosecutors, and arranged crime informants—presents a wealth of worldwide records on assassinations, agreement killings, and kidnappings that experience happened from 1950 to the current. Leaving no stone unturned, the book breaks down a number of the incidents of exact violence by means of sector, state, month, day of the week, and time of day. It stories on most probably destinations for every form of assault, good fortune premiums, who's prone to begin the assaults, and who they're probably to focus on. The book’s easy-to-follow layout permits readers, skilled or no longer in own protecting paintings, to figure out the categories of assaults recognized to have happened in any zone. this whole reference comprises 35 case reviews that study assaults on motorcades and pedestrians relationship again to 1973—highlighting the teachings to be realized from every one instance. It analyzes the modus operandi of person assailants and teams with a view to be certain commonalities among specific sufferers and why sure teams are inclined to objective a selected form of person. The textual content concludes with a bankruptcy on victimology. similar to a person, assassins and hit males fall into workouts and will develop into creatures of behavior. through learning and knowing the gathering of old details contained in those pages, safeguard, army, and legislation enforcement pros liable for delivering safety could be larger ready to spot capability threats and increase the strategies had to thwart such assaults.
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Of these attacks, January documented the most, with 22% of all attacks in this category during the twelve months. 15 depicts, the vast majority of targeted attacks in Europe have occurred during the traditional workweek, when the victim was generally trapped by his or her employment routines. 15 are consistent with those for attacks on vehicle-borne targets, they differed somewhat from attacks targeting pedestrians. For the pedestrian victims, the numbers of attacks were highest during the workweek; the difference, however, was the substantial number of attacks staged during the weekend.
In examining the 115 attacks staged against vehicle-borne targets, the month of July experienced the single largest number of ambushes, accounting for 17% of all attacks over the twelve-month period. For pedestrian-based targeted attacks, of which there were 178, the month of October ranked the highest, accounting for 12%. 13 European region attacks by decade. 14 European region attacks by month of the year. 15 European region attacks by day of the week. against pedestrian victims occurred during the winter months and accounted for just over 36% of all ambushes.
Explosives were documented in 12% of the known targeted attacks. Of those, the IED was used in three of the attacks, followed by the booby-trap device on two other occasions. A single attack by firebomb (Molotov cocktail) was also recorded. Of the remaining targeted attacks in France, four used edged weapons. There was also a single case of poison being used in a targeted attack, as well as a single kidnapping. Spain Spain experienced forty-six targeted attacks over the research period, of which the use of firearms accounted for 61% of the total.
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