Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Global Terrorism Database

The recent anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the Pentagon and the World Trade Center has reminded us all of the horror of such events.

But they were not the first or the last such tragedies. The Global Terrorism Database chronicles more than 80,000 terrorist attacks from 1970 to 2007. Information about domestic, international, and transnational assassinations, bombings, and kidnappings is included, with specifics as to:
  • date and location
  • weapons used
  • nature of the target
  • number of casualties
  • responsible group or individual

These same factors are fields in the advanced search.

The Global Terrorism Database is provided by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism at the University of Maryland,

1 comment:

Matthew said...

This is very useful. I will pass it on to one of our faculty. Thanks. Matthew Wright