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General Info
Geography 
Coverage type 
Global
Time period covered 
01/1970 - 12/2017
Data type
Estimate:
  • GPS coordinates (GIS)
Summary 

The Global Terrorism Database (GTD) provides statistical information on terrorist events throughout the world starting in 1970 and is updated on an annual basis. Data are collected from news and media reports that are deemed credible by GTD investigators and researchers. The database contains information on over 180,000 terrorist attacks.

Citation
Publication year 
2018
Suggested citation 
National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START). Global Terrorism Database. College Park , MD, United States: University of Maryland, 2018.