GTD: Global Terrorism Database

Information on Over 113,000 Terrorist Attacks

The Global Terrorism Database (GTD) is an open-source database including information on terrorist events around the world from 1970 through 2012 (with annual updates planned for the future). Unlike many other event databases, the GTD includes systematic data on domestic as well as international terrorist incidents that have occurred during this time period and now includes more than 113,000 cases. Learn more

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GTD DATA VISUALIZATIONS

GTD 2012 WebGL Globe

The GTD 2012 WebGL Globe is an interactive geographic visualization, currently in beta, that plots the location and frequency of terrorist attacks worldwide. It was developed by START using the WebGL Globe open platform created by the Google Data Arts Team.

GTD 2012 Data Heatmap

The GTD 2012 World Map displays the concentration and intensity (combining fatalities and injuries) of terrorist attacks that occurred worldwide in 2012.

GTD Explorer demostration

The GTD Data Rivers is an interactive visual exploratory tool that allows users to investigate temporal trends in terrorism in the Global Terrorism Database (GTD). The GTD Data Rivers aggregates important variables from the database and visualizes them as a comprehensible stack chart.

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THIS DATE IN TERRORISM

2003

Qazigund, India

07/22/2003: Six people were injured by a grenade thrown by suspected militants at a camp of the pro-Indian militant group Ikhwan in the main market of Qazigund township, 50 miles south of the summer capital of Srinagar in Indian-controlled Kashmir. The grenade fell short of the intended target and exploded among pedestrians, injuring six of them.
2012

Unknown, Nepal

07/22/2012: Perpetrators attempted to kidnap the general secretary of Rastriya Churebhavar Ekata Samaj in Nepal. The seven perpetrators did not successfully abduct the victim, Bhumiraj Niraula. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.