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

2007

Bouchakour, Algeria

4/17/2007: Suspected members of Al-Qa`ida in the Lands of the Islamic Maghreb (AQLIM) detonated two homemade bombs targeting an Algerian military convoy in Bouchakour, Algeria. The explosion missed the convoy, but one Algerian citizen was seriously wounded by the shrapnel.
2012

Balad, Iraq

04/17/2012: Explosive devices detonated at the house of a Sahwa Council member in Balad, Saladin governorate, Iraq. One person was injured in the explosion. This was one of three attacks on Sahwa Council members in Iraq on this day. No group claimed responsibility for these incidents.