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TEVUS updated through 2018


TEVUS updated through 2018

November 19, 2019Jessica Rivinius

START’s Terrorism and Extremist Violence in the United States (TEVUS) database and portal was recently updated to include terrorism data through 2018.

The TEVUS portal compiles behavioral, geographic and temporal information about violent extremist crime in the United States from four databases, including the American Terrorism Study, the Global Terrorism Database, the U.S. Extremist Crime Database and Profiles of Perpetrators of Terrorism in the United States. With funding from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the portal is the result of work by researchers at the University of Maryland, University of Arkansas, University of Michigan, John Jay College, Seattle University and Purdue University.

The portal allows users to access data related to terrorist incidents and extremist crime dating back to 1970.

There are currently 1,300 users of the TEVUS portal. Users span 28 countries and almost every U.S. State. They represent 500 organizations including 150 universities and colleges. Other organizations include multiple Department of Homeland Security offices, law enforcement agencies and media outlets such as The Economist and The Washington Post.

The tool is useful to professionals as it allows users to build their own searches from all datasets on a single interface, linking the resulting data together. Without the portal researchers would have to search individual databases and make data connections manually.

For more information, and to request access to the portal, visit: http://www.start.umd.edu/tevus-portal.