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Global Terrorism Database now Available Online


Global Terrorism Database now Available Online

June 14, 2007

The Global Terrorism Database (GTD) is an open-source database including information on terrorist events around the world since 1970 (currently updated through 2004) is now available to all users through the new GTD online interface. Unlike many other event databases, the GTD includes systematic data on international as well as domestic terrorist incidents that have occurred during this time period and now includes almost 80,000 cases.

For each GTD incident, information is available on the date and location of the incident, the weapons used and nature of the target, the number of casualties, and -- when identifiable -- the identity of the perpetrator. The START Center is making the GTD widely available in an effort to increase understanding of terrorist violence so that it can be more readily defeated.