The Chicago Project on Security and Terrorism (CPOST) maintains a searchable database on all suicide attacks from 1974 through June 2016. The database includes information about the location of attacks, the target type, the weapon used, and systematic information on the demographic and general biographical characteristics of suicide attackers. The database expands the breadth of the data available in English using native language sources (e.g., Arabic, Hebrew, Russian, Tamil) that are likely to have the most extensive relevant information. For see a map of all suicide attacks from 1982-2013, click here.
Search the Database
CPOST is proud to make its Suicide Attack Database (CPOST-SAD) available to the public. The current CPOST-SAD release contains the universe of suicide attacks from 1974 through June 2016, a total of 5,430 attacks in over 40 countries. The 2016 data is preliminary, and will be updated as more information becomes available. Click here for an overview of inclusion and coding criteria. The database is searchable below, and search results can be downloaded as comma separated files (.csv) for analysis in Excel or statistical programs.
Use of CPOST-SAD data should be acknowledged using the following citation: Chicago Project on Security and Terrorism (CPOST). 2016. Suicide Attack Database (October 12, 2016 Release). [Data File]. Retrieved from http://cpostdata.uchicago.edu/
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