The US has issued a worldwide travel alert and the city of Brussels is still on its highest alert level under fears of imminent attack.
Back here in New Zealand, our own Prime Minister has told us there are some Kiwis so threatening they are monitored around the clock.
You could be forgiven for feeling that life these days is more unsafe than ever.
But how does that perception stack up against the facts?
Story takes a closer look at just how dangerous our country really is.
Watch the video for the full Story report.