October 25, 2014

Global Terrorism Database

ACIA Archive Link for SDA Analysis: Global Terrorism Database

Source: National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism

Dataset Description: The Global Terrorism Database (GTD) is an open-source database including information on terrorist events around the world from 1970 through 2008 (with annual updates planned for the future). Unlike many other event databases, the GTD includes systematic data on domestic as well as international terrorist incidents that have occurred during this time period and now includes more than 87,000 cases.

ACIA’s objective in hosting this dataset is to present datasets that integrate the Terrorism dataset with other incident datasets, such as the National Fire Incident Reporting System.