Terrorism in public spaces
Stephen Cooper reveals how technology is being adopted to close a critical capability gap in keeping the public safe
We live in an age of surging terror risks, with UK terror investigations hitting a record high in October last year. And tragically all too often terrorist plans aren’t foiled; in 2017 alone, a huge 22,487 attacks took place, resulting in 18,475 civilian fatalities.
Adding to the challenges faced by already stretched authorities is a change in terrorist tactics. In recent years we’ve seen criminals exploit vulnerabilities in public places, such as music or sports . . .