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Project Fact Sheet: Terrorism and Extremist Violence in the U.S. Database and Portal


Project Fact Sheet: Terrorism and Extremist Violence in the U.S. Database and Portal

Abstract: 

The Terrorism and Extremist Violence in the United States (TEVUS) Portal is a public-facing online interface and visualization tool that will provide access to the TEVUS Database. Using the portal, users will be able to conduct sophisticated analyses of the behavioral, geographic, and temporal characteristics of extremist violence within the United States dating back to 1970. The underlying TEVUS Database is a relational database comprised of four types of data:

  • Events (2,800 terrorist incidents; 3,000 pre-incident activities; 120 extremist crimes)
  • Perpetrators (1,400 perpetrators)
  • Groups (300 groups)
  • Court cases (300 federal court cases)

Publication Information

Full Citation: 

LaFree, Gary, and William Braniff. 2014. "Project Fact Sheet: Terrorism and Extremist Violence in the U.S. Database and Portal." College Park, MD. May. http://www.start.umd.edu/pubs/START_TEVUS_May2014.pdf

START Author(s): 
Gary LaFreeWilliam Braniff
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