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



Mosul, Iraq

4/24/2008: A roadside bomb was detonated in the morning targeting a civilian vehicle in al Arabi neighborhood in northern Mosul, Ninawa, Iraq. One civilian was killed and three more wounded in the attack. There were no claims of responsibility.

Rostov-on-Don, Russia

04/24/2010: On Saturday, in Rostov on Don, Russian Republic, Russia, a box containing a homemade explosive device in a cardboard box composed of a five liter plastic canister with 1.5 liter bottle of ammonia and aluminum powder, a mobile phone, an electric detonator, a power supply, and nails was placed outside a police station, but was found at around 0445, and defused by authorities causing no damage or casualties. No group claimed responsibility.