A consortium of researchers dedicated to improving the understanding of the human causes and consequences of terrorism

Data and Tools

To propel the scientific study of terrorism, counterterrorism and community resilience forward, START seeks to collect and disseminate valuable datasets so that academics, analysts, and practitioners can take these objective baselines as their starting point for future analysis and decision-making.  START also produces interactive knowledge tools to help visualize data, integrate data and organize data for greater utility.  Data files for publicly available databases can be downloaded directly from our website or from START’s Dataverse page, and knowledge tools can be accessed through the START website as well.

Data Tool Sort descending Topics Dataset
An Experimental Study of the Effects of Government Terror Warnings on Political Attitudes Public Communications and Warnings, Crisis Communication and Management
Assigning Blame: The Public's Response to Hurricane Katrina Emergency Preparedness and Management, Natural Hazards
Big Allied and Dangerous (BAAD) Database 1 - Lethality Data, 1998-2005 Terrorist Networks, Threat Assessment, Leadership in Violent Extremist Organizations -
Bridging Partisan Division over Anti-Terrorism Policies: The Role of Threat Perceptions Threat Assessment, Public Communications and Warnings
Ethnicity and Episodic Framing in the Wake of Hurricane Katrina Public Communications and Warnings, Natural Hazards
Global Terrorism Database (GTD) Terrorism Databases and Resources, Terrorism Trends, Global Security
Government Actions in a Terror Environment - Israel (GATE-Israel) Punishment of Terrorism, Security Policy, Political Conflict and Violence, Ethnic Conflict and Violence, Policing Terrorism -
IVEO Knowledge Matrix Punishment of Terrorism, Security Policy, Violence Adoption and Desistance, Policing Terrorism
Minorities at Risk Organizational Behavior (MAROB) Middle East, 1980-2004 Violence Adoption and Desistance, Ethnic Conflict and Violence -
Muslim Public Opinion on U.S. Policy, Attacks on Civilians, and al Qaeda Al-Qaida and Affiliated Movements
Nuclear Facility Attack Database Radiological Threats, Global Security, Innovation and Technology, Nuclear Terrorism -
Poisonous Minds: Profiling the CB Adversary Bioterrorism, Chemical Threats
Police Responses to Terrorism: Lessons from the Israeli Experience Policing Terrorism
Predictors of Activism and Radicalism: Past Activism, Past Radicalism and Grievance Against the Government
Profiles of Individual Radicalization in the United States (PIRUS) Al-Qaida and Affiliated Movements, Right-wing Terrorism, Single-issue Terrorism, Terrorism Databases and Resources, Ecoterrorism, Homeland Security Education and Training, Left-wing Terrorism -
Profiles of Perpetrators of Terrorism in the United States (PPT-US) Group Behavior -
Public Opinion in the Islamic World on Terrorism, al Qaeda, and US Policies Al-Qaida and Affiliated Movements
Public Warnings and Evacuations: California Station Fire Community Resilience, Crisis Communication and Management, Natural Hazards
QAnon Crime Maps Homeland Security Education and Training, Right-wing Terrorism, Terrorism Databases and Resources -
Radiological and Nuclear Non-State Adversaries Database (RANNSAD) Radiological Threats, Nuclear Terrorism
Replication Data for: "Crime, Conflict and the Legitimacy Tradeoff: Explaining Variation in Insurgents' Participation in Crime" Terrorist Networks, Threat Assessment, Leadership in Violent Extremist Organizations -
Social Vulnerability Index (SoVI) Threat Assessment, Community Resilience -
Sources of Blame Attribution: Citizen Attitudes Towards Public Officials after 9/11 September 11th
Survey on Information Sharing, Attitudes, and Practices of LLIS Users Homeland Security Education and Training, Security Policy
Terrorism & Preparedness Data Resource Center (TPDRC) Emergency Preparedness and Management