CATO Institute researcher Benjamin Friedman uses the GTD to analyze the lethality of terrorism in recent years: http://www.cato.org/blog/more-terrorism-isnt-necessarily-more-danger
The Washington Post's Glenn Kessler uses the GTD in a Fact Checker post about the increase in worldwide terrorism since 2011: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/fact-checker/wp/2013/11/06/hyping-the-number-of-deaths-from-terrorism/
Dianne Feinstein, the senior United States Senator from California, referenced GTD data in an article about NSA call records. To read the article, click here.
In a recent article and on-air story, CNN previews preliminary 2012 GTD data and quotes START Director Gary LaFree and Researcher Martha Crenshaw.
It is important to note that beginning with 2012 data collection, START made several important changes to the Global Terrorism Database collection methodology, improving the efficiency and comprehensiveness of the process. As a result of these improvements, a direct comparison between 2011 and 2012 likely overstates the increase in total attacks and fatalities worldwide during this time period.
However, analysis of the data indicate that this increase began before the shift in data collection methodology, and important developments in key conflicts around the world suggest that considerable upward trends remain even when accounting for the possibility of methodological artifacts.
MSNBC quoted Erin Miller and START research in an article about Al Qaeda's terrorist network. Click here to read the full article.
The Associated Press used statistics from START's Global Terrorism Database to discuss global terrorism trends. Click here to read the full article in the Washington Post.
In "Five Things the Kenya Mall Attack Tells Us About Global Terrorism," ThinkProgress used statistics from the Global Terrorism Database (GTD) to point out terrorism is a phenomenon that is not just limited to dynamics between the Middle East and the United States. Click here to read the full article.
On Sept. 10, USA Today featured START data for an infographic on the front page.
START was featured on The Daily Show about one minute into the show. Jon Stewart discussed GTD data in the context of attacks on U.S. diplomats. To view the full episode, click here.
The University of Canterbury used the Global Terrorism Database for research that found that terrorist incidents that kill many people are often preceded by small-scale attacks. To read the full article on Voxy, click here.
Bill King of the Houston Chronicle discusses the risks of Terrorism. For the full article, click here.
Michael King cites GTD data in his article, "Point Austin: The Cartoon Governor." He discusses the rates of workplace related deaths. For the full article, click here.
In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, the Times Herald article, "Texas blast reminds us that plant inspections are vital" discuss the importance of inspections in a post 9/11 world. For the full article, click here.
The Christian Science Monitor used Global Terrorism Database data and quotes from researcher Erik Dahl to raise a discussion about the decline in terrorist attacks and the number of failed attempted attacks. To read the article, click here.
Ari Melber's MSNBC article, "Fighting terrorism with law enforcement" discusses the role of law enforcement in combating terrorism. For the full article, click here.
Elias Groll's blog post A brief history of terrorist attacks in Boston references figures from START's Global Terrorism Database to chronicle the history of terrorism in Boston.
To read the full article, click here.
Dan Murphy's article, Thomas Friedman, Iraq war booster, cites the GTD when describing the bursting of a "terrorism bubble" in the early 90's. For the full story, click here.
Published by START and the Institutes of Economics and Peace, the Global Terrorism Index (GTI) was launched on Dec. 5 with analysis of data trends from START's Global Terrorism Database (GTD). The study scores 158 countries, tracks changing trends in terrorism overtime, and also explores significant correlations with other socio-economic indicators. Coverage of the articles can be accessed below:
In his blog on the Council of Foreign Relations site, Micah Zenko writes about a lecture by START Director Gary LaFree and highlights recent analysis of data in the Global Terrorism Database. To read the article, visit here.
Bloomberg Businessweek publishes a report using help from the GTD
Businessweek reporters Matthew Philips and Evan Applegate used START's Global Terrorism Database for their research on the differences in terrorism from 2008 to 2011.
Changes include different tactics other than bombs to disseminate their message, a rise in activist groups in other areas of the world than the Middle East, and a new target for attacks.
View the article and data visualizations here.
This article in University World News discusses how sociologist Dr Ramon Spaaij used the GTD for his new book "Understanding Lone Wolf Terrorism: Global patterns, motivations and prevention." View the article
In an April 29 op-ed in The Wall Street Journal, Seth Jones, a senior political scientist at the Rand Corp., used data from START's Global Terrorism Database to support his claim that while the U.S. prepares a strategic shift toward the Far East, al-Qaida is resurgent in the Muslim world.
To read the full article, click here.
GTD Project Manager Erin Miller was recently quoted by Salon in the article, "Is this man a terrorist?" The article asks readers why Francis Grady, who is accused of burning down an abortion clinic in Wisconsin, has not been charged with domestic terrorism.
To read the full article and Erin Miller's response, click here.
The Global Terrorism Database was featured in The National Interest here.
"Before 9-11, there was no comprehensive terrorism database..." In a presentation at the National Institute of Justice 2011 Conference, Gary LaFree discussed the Global Terrorism Database and top-line findings.
START's data on Al Qaeda quoted in several articles on the killing of Osama Bin Laden:
Following the September 1, 2010, hostage situation at the Discovery Communications building in Silver Spring, Maryland, START has compiled background information on terrorist activity in the District of Columbia and Maryland, media targets, and hostage situations in the United States.
HS Today Coverage: www.hstoday.us/content/view/14616/128/.
The PDF of the original report, released on September 2, 2010 is available here.
The accompanying press release is available here.
START's data on number of terrorist attacks on U.S. soil was used in the article, "The New Republic: Creating A No-Buy List For Guns".
START recently released a background report on terrorism in New York City, employing GTD data to reveal trends and historical information about patterns of attacks against New York. More information is available here..
START recently released a background report on the fifteenth anniversary of the terrorist attack on the Oklahoma City Murrah Federal Building. More information is available here..
START Director Gary LaFree was interviewed by the University of Maryland news network, Capital News Service, on domestic and religious terrorism in the U.S. in light of the recent case against the Colorado man up for charges for involvement in the attempt to bomb the New York subway system. See interview here, titled "Afghan Reaction".
START Director Gary LaFree was interviewed on Chicago Public Radio program Eight Forty Eight, discussing homegrown terrorism and its increasing salience, evident by the recent arrest of U.S. Citizen and Chicago resident David Headley and his alleged involvement in the 2008 Mumbai Attacks. More information is available here..
In the wake of a fatal attack at Ft. Hood (Texas), editorial writers at the Washington Times used START's Global Terrorism Database to try to put the Ft. Hood events in context with other mass-casualty attacks that have occurred in the United States.
The full article from the November 13, 2009, issue of the Washington Times is available here.
GTD data on terrorist weapons use is cited in FBI Stays Alert, Works to Thwart Area Terrorism.
Gary LaFree, Director of START, discusses START as a Center of Excellence of the Department of Homeland Security and its recently updated Global Terrorism Database (GTD).
Listen to audio here: http://homestation.typepad.com/hlsinsideandout/ or here: http://www.start.umd.edu/start/media/GL_HSI&O_6-16-09.mp3
START's Global Terrorism Database (GTD) provides background data on attacks against religious and military targets in Terrorism Against Religious Targets in Perspective.
See also Article in Sindh Today
Sept. 11 looms large as the defining example of a terrorist attack on the United States, but it was one of more than 1,000 in recent years and a very atypical example.
START Director Gary LaFree cites data from START's Global Terrorism Database (GTD) and explains how Sept. 11 has fundamentally altered our perceptions of terrorism. See 9/11 'Misleads' Americans' View of Terrorism
See also article in Security Management.
In late April, the State Department issued its annual report on terrorist activity, "Country Reports on Terrorism 2008," which includes "An Academic's Perspective on Open Source Event Data," written by START Director Gary LaFree (page 351). A more comprehensive piece by Gary LaFree is included in the National Counterterrorism Center's (NCTC's) companion report (starting on page 72). In the NCTC report, LaFree provides additional comments on challenges and recommendations for measuring terrorism.
START Director Gary LaFree discusses the decentralization of terrorist groups and describes the challenges he faces in documenting attacks, specifically in Iraq, for the Global Terrorism Database "Al-Qaeda in 2009 An Expert Assessment"
Shortly after the Mumbai, India, terror attacks, an article from the December 15, 2008, issue of Newsweek, "No Fanning the Flames", relied upon data from the GTD to provide context on the frequency and impact of terrorist attacks in India since 1970.