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Statistics & Data for the Social Sciences: A Guide

Guide to locating data sets commonly used by social scientists and other researchers on a wide range of topics.

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Global Terrorism Database

Global Terrorism Database

The Global Terrorism Database (GTD) is an open-source database including information on terrorist events around the world from 1970 through 2007 (with annual updates planned for the future). Unlike many other event databases, the GTD includes systematic data on domestic as well as international terrorist incidents that have occurred during this time period and now includes more than 80,000 cases.

The Global Terrorism Database is a product of  U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the
University of Maryland, College Park.

General Statistical Resources

State Fragility

Security & Terrorism Resources