A World of Terror

A World of Terror

Publication Date: 03/13/2015



Data visualisation of the year (small newsroom, large newsroom). Through A World of Terror we’ve mapped the reach, frequency, and impact of the most active terrorist entities around the world. Our data comes from the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism’s (START) Global Terrorism Database (GTD), which includes incident level data from open data sources around the world from 1970 to 2013. There are over 3,065 organizations and groups listed in the GTD, and to identify the top 25 organizations who used terrorist tactics, we determined the groups with the most killings, the most wounded, and the most incidents. We wanted to make sure we were inclusive of all actions, not just the most physically harmful. We aggregated these 3 lists and took the top 25 organizations (most were in the top 30 for all 3 categories). These top 0.8% of groups account for over 26% of the 125,087 incidents.

Technologies used for this project:

Adobe CC, HTML5 Stack


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