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VOL. XI, Issue 4

Terrorism Events Data An Inventory of Databases and Data Sets, 1968-2017

This Research Note presents 60 key databases, data sets and chronologies on terrorism events data developed since 1968. It describes design characteristics of these quantitative data collections and points to their usefulness for research on terrorism and counter-terrorism. The information presented here is divided into three categories:

  1. Academic, Think Tank and Independent Databases (n =43)
  2. Commercial Databases (n = 10) and
  3. Governmental Databases (n = 7).

In a few cases, the scope of the datasets includes related forms of armed conflict. All website links have been validated as of 11 August 2017.

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The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT) is a think-and-do tank based in The Hague, Netherlands. We provide research, policy advice, training and other solutions to support better counter-terrorism policies and practices worldwide. We also contribute to the scientific and publi.…