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 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.

Learn more about GTD Data Rivers



Chiscas, Colombia

4/17/2002: Members of Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) kidnapped Mayor Reynaldo Davila Rincon, from his office in Chiscas, Boyaca Department, Colombia. Specific motive is unknown; however, it is suspected that he will be forced to participate in an trial for allowing municipal elections to occur when FARC prohibited them.

Khunti, India

04/17/2011: On Sunday night, in Bandra village, Khunti, Jharkhand, India, in one of two related attacks, suspected People’s Liberation Front of India (PLFI) cadres abducted Balram Singh from his house and subsequently fired on and killed him. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.