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



Aliabad, Afghanistan

04/20/2010: On Tuesday morning, in the Aliabad district of Konduz, Afghanistan, suspected Taliban militants abducted eight employees of a local construction company and took them to an unknown location. The outcome of the hostage taking is unknown and no group claimed responsibility.

Madded, India

04/20/2012: A landmine detonated near Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) district politicians in Madded, Chhattisgarh state, India. Three people were killed and one person was wounded. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Maoists.