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Geospatial Analysis of Terror Finance


This research brief discusses a new database. The TerrorFI database is a relational database presently based in Microsoft Excel and housed at the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) at the University of Maryland, College Park. TerrorFi includes geocoded data (city and country when available) of the locations of entities who fund illicit activities including terrorism, state-funded terrorism, transnational criminal organizations, narco-trafficking, nuclear proliferation, and human rights violations. TerrorFi casts a wide net to encompass all of the various governmental lists and to better allow future research projects to understand the intertwining of the global (illicit) marketplace. It represents a comprehensive collection of entities sanctioned by various nations as of March 2016.  The database includes non-state and state-based entities. For ease of navigation, the database uses different tables to represent different sections of the database.  This document describes the collection of the data and the coding schema.

Publication Information

Full Citation:

Boyd, Marcus A. 2017. "Geospatial Analysis of Terror Finance." START, College Park, Maryland. December.

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