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UCDP Georeferenced Event Dataset, Version 17.1, 2016


General Info
Original or alternative title 
UCDP Georeferenced Event Dataset (GED) Global version 17.1 (2016)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/1989 - 12/2016
Series or system 
UCDP Conflict Encyclopedia
Data type
Event data:
  • GPS coordinates (GIS)

The Georeferenced Event Dataset (GED) documents global acts of lethal violence between one group or organization against another group, organization, or civilian resulting in at least one death. The data covers 1989 to 2016 and includes precise location and date information as to when the violent event occurred. There are 134,181 events included in this version of the dataset. Variables in this data related to deaths are estimates. Data on Syria are not included.

Only events found in the UCDP/PRIO Armed Conflict, the UCDP Non-State Conflict, or the UCDP One-Sided Violence datasets are included in the UCDP GED. Additional UCDP data can be found here.