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 ascending Topics Dataset
Big Allied and Dangerous (BAAD) Database 1 - Lethality Data, 1998-2005 Terrorist Networks, Threat Assessment, Leadership in Violent Extremist Organizations -
Assigning Blame: The Public's Response to Hurricane Katrina Emergency Preparedness and Management, Natural Hazards
An Experimental Study of the Effects of Government Terror Warnings on Political Attitudes Public Communications and Warnings, Crisis Communication and Management