Data Set Small Arms

Published on May 21st, 2015 | by Joshua New


Measuring Progress Towards Peace

The Geneva Declaration on Armed Violence and Development, a diplomatic initiative supported by a handful of organizations such as the United Nations Development Programme, has published a dataset measuring the use of small arms in violent deaths in countries around the world from 2004 to 2012. The dataset, released in conjunction with a report on violence, security, and sustainable development, includes information from sources such as hospitals, mortuaries, and organizations that monitor casualties in conflict-stricken areas. The Geneva Declaration compiled the data and published the report to analyze violent deaths as a metric of progress towards peace and found that in both conflict and non-conflict settings, violent deaths are on the decline.

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About the Author

Joshua New is a policy analyst at the Center for Data Innovation. He has a background in government affairs, policy, and communication. Prior to joining the Center for Data Innovation, Joshua graduated from American University with degrees in C.L.E.G. (Communication, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government) and Public Communication. His research focuses on methods of promoting innovative and emerging technologies as a means of improving the economy and quality of life. Follow Joshua on Twitter @Josh_A_New.

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