GTD: Global Terrorism Database

Information on more than 150,000 Terrorist Attacks

The Global Terrorism Database (GTD) is an open-source database including information on terrorist events around the world from 1970 through 2015 (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 150,000 cases. Learn more

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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.



Baqubah, Iraq

10/25/2013: A roadside bomb detonated in the Aslah area of Baquba city, Diyala governorate, Iraq. This was one of six similar bombings targeting homes belonging to Shiite families and police officers. At least four people were killed and eight people were injured across all six attacks. No group claimed responsibility for the incidents.

Qayyarah, Iraq

10/25/2014: Assailants opened fire on Staff Brigadier General Abd al-Lahibi's funeral procession in Qayyarah area, Nineveh governorate, Iraq. There were no reported casualties, although an unknown number of mourners were kidnapped in the attack. The outcome of the kidnapping is unknown. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).