Data on 8,400 Global Terrorist Attacks
The University of Maryland’s National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism has released data on over 8,400 terrorist attacks that took place around the globe in 2012. The data, an addition to the university’s venerable Global Terrorism Database (GTD) reveals that although 85 countries suffered terrorist attacks, more than half took place in Pakistan, Iraq and Afghanistan. The data, which was geographically coded at a sub-national level for the first time this year, also shows an increase in attacks and fatalities over the last decade.
With the new data release, the GTD now contains data on over 100,000 global terrorist attacks since 1970, all of which is available for free download.