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.

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Murshidabad, India

04/24/2010: On Saturday, in Murshidabad, West Bengal, India, on the National Highway 34 at Basudebpur, bombs that were kept in a bag under the rear seat of a bus exploded. Fourteen people were injured as a result of the bombing. According to police, a passenger accidentally stepped on a bag containing the explosives when the driver applied the brakes to avoid a lorry. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.

Damascus, Syria

04/24/2012: An explosive device detonated under a military vehicle near the Iranian Cultural Center in Damascus city, Damascus governorate, Syria. One person was killed and one was wounded in the blast. Al-Nusra Front claimed responsibility for this incident.