Worldwide terrorism attacks 1970-2015

With the updated version of the Global Terrorism Database we've created an interactive worldmap. All attacks with known locations (>150.000) are shown per month.

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Using the slider you can select periods in time. For instance the time the IRA was very active in Northern Ireland (1975-2000) or zoom in on events like 9/11.

We've created an animated version as well. Right now Tableau can only do this in the desktop version, not online. So we captured the screen and put it on our YouTube channel.


National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START). (2016). Global Terrorism Database [Data file]. Retrieved from

Data from 1993 was lost by Start. Reconstructed data is used, but covers only 780 of the appr. 4900 attacks.

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Terrorism in Iraq 2006-2015

A map circulated on Twitter with the statement that is showed all car bombings in Baghdad for the last 10 years. It was a viral hoax. We've constructed a map with data for the 10 years between 2006 and 2015 with all known locations and number of attacks in Iraq.

donderdag 7 juli 2016 | english, Terrorisme

Terrorism attacks in Turkey 1970-2016

DATA VAN DE DAG - Yesterday in a terrorism attack on the Ataturk Airport in Turkey at least 44 were killed. Terrorism seems to be on the rise there. We gathered the data to give the long term perspective.

donderdag 7 juli 2016 | english, Terrorisme