A Department of Homeland Security Emeritus Center of Excellence led by the University of Maryland

Global Terrorism Database (GTD) Acceleration


Global Terrorism Database (GTD) Acceleration

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Project Details

Abstract: 

The Global Terrorism Database (GTD) is the world’s most comprehensive, open-source terrorism database. It includes information on more than 180,000 terrorist attacks that have occurred worldwide since 1970. It provides a more complete understanding of the dynamics, causes and consequences of terrorism around the world, by allowing its users to analyze patterns such as the frequency of terrorist attacks, geo-spatial patterns of terrorist attacks, the lethality of terrorist attacks, patterns of casualties including injured persons and hostages, the emergence and prevalence of particular tactics and targeting strategies used in terrorist attacks, and the evolution of perpetrators of terrorist attacks. Led by START Senior Researcher Dr. Erin Miller, the GTD team will collect six months of data and begin work on a new API (application programming interface) and other tools to accelerate data collection and delivery.

Timeframe

Project Period: 
January 2019 to January 2020