GTD: Global Terrorism Database

Information on more than 170,000 Terrorist Attacks

The Global Terrorism Database (GTD) is an open-source database including information on terrorist events around the world from 1970 through 2016 (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 170,000 cases. Learn more

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GTD DATA VISUALIZATIONS

GTD WebGL Globe

The updated GTD WebGL Globe is an interactive geographic visualization, currently in beta, that plots the location and frequency of yearly terrorist attacks worldwide from 1970-2014. It was developed by START using the WebGL Globe open platform created by the Google Data Arts Team. Automated geocoding from the OpenCage Geocoder supplements the geocoding available in the public dataset.

GTD: 45 Years of Data Heatmap

Updated in 2016, the GTD World Map: 45 Years of Terrorism displays the concentration and intensity (combining fatalities and injuries) of terrorist attacks that occurred worldwide across 45 years of data.

The GTD 2015 World Map is available here..

The GTD 2014 World Map is available here..

The GTD 2013 World Map is available here.

The GTD 2012 World Map is available here.

Global Terrorism in 2014 uses Odyssey.js (from CartoDB) to display an animation of the progression of terrorist attacks around the world in 2014, highlighting details of notable attacks in the GTD.

The GTD's Global Terrorism in 2013 is available here.

A World of Terror

Periscopic, a data visualization firm that promotes information transparency and public awareness, has produced an innovative, interactive tool that allows users to explore the impact and dynamics of GTD perpetrator groups. A World of Terror examines the 25 perpetrators that were most active between 1970 and 2013, visualizing their attack patterns across multiple dimensions including life span, recency, casualties, and geographic spread.

GTD Data Rivers 2.0

The GTD Data Rivers 2.0 application is an interactive visualization tool that allows users to explore patterns of terrorism in the Global Terrorism Database (GTD). The GTD Data Rivers aggregates information from the database and displays relative temporal trends as a stack chart.

THIS DATE IN TERRORISM

2016

Ankara, Turkey

02/17/2016: A suicide bomber in an explosives-laden vehicle detonated targeting a military convoy in Ankara city, Ankara province, Turkey. In addition to the bomber, at least 29 people were killed and 60 people were injured in the blast. The Kurdistan Freedom Hawks claimed responsibility for the incident and stated that the attack was carried out in retaliation for Turkish military operations in Cizre district. Additionally, sources also attributed the attack to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).
2006

Muang ((District)), Thailand

02/17/2006: Unidentified gunmen killed 49-year-old Sawian Nuplod, an irrigation dam security guard, in a drive-by shooting as he was heading to work in the Muang district of Yala province, Thailand. The motive and perpetrators of the attack were unknown. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.