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Global Terrorism Database - 1970 to 2020

The Global Terrorism Databaseā„¢ (GTD) is an open-source database including information on terrorist events around the world from 1970 through 2020 (with additional annual updates planned for the future). Unlike many other event databases, the GTD includes systematic data on domestic as well as transnational and international terrorist incidents that have occurred during this time period and now includes more than 200,000 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 group or individual responsible.

RCoE Action:

START (National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism). (2022). Global Terrorism Database 1970 - 2020 [data file].


Statistical information contained in the Global Terrorism Database is based on reports from a variety of open media sources. Information is not added to the GTD unless and until we have determined the sources are credible. Users should not infer any additional actions or results beyond what is presented in a GTD entry and specifically, users should not infer an individual associated with a particular incident was tried and convicted of terrorism or any other criminal offense. If new documentation about an event becomes available, an entry may be modified, as necessary and appropriate.

RESTRICTIONS. You agree to NOT: a. publicly post or display the data, the codebook, or any auxiliary materials without express written permission by University of Maryland (this excludes publication of analysis or visualization of the data for non-commercial purposes); b. sell, license, sublicense, or otherwise distribute the data, the codebook, or any auxiliary materials to third parties for cash or other considerations; c. modify, hide, delete or interfere with any notices that are included on the GTD or the codebook, or any auxiliary materials; d. use the GTD to draw conclusions about the official legal status or criminal record of an individual, or the status of a criminal or civil investigation; e. interfere with or disrupt the GTD website or servers and networks connected to the GTD website; or f. use robots, spiders, crawlers, automated devices and similar technologies to screen-scrape the site or to engage in data aggregation or indexing of the

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