GTD Full Dataset (up until Nov 2015)

The GTD was designed to gather a wide variety of etiological and situational variables pertaining to each terrorist incident. Depending on availability of information, the database records up to 120 separate attributes of each incident, including approximately 75 coded variables that can be used for statistical analysis. These are collected under eight broad categories, as identified in the GTD Codebook, and include, whenever possible:

incident date region country state/province city latitude and longitude (beta) perpetrator group name tactic used in attack nature of the target (type and sub-type, up to three targets) identity, corporation, and nationality of the target (up to three nationalities) type of weapons used (type and sub-type, up to three weapons types) whether the incident was considered a success if and how a claim(s) of responsibility was made amount of damage, and more narrowly, the amount of United States damage total number of fatalities (persons, United States nationals, terrorists) total number of injured (persons, United States nationals, terrorists) indication of whether the attack is international or domestic

Other variables provide information unique to specific types of cases, including kidnappings, hostage incidents, and hijackings.

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Last Updated November 15, 2015, 14:42 (UTC)
Created November 15, 2015, 14:26 (UTC)