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Searchable Suicide Attack Database

“The Chicago Project on Security and Terrorism (CPOST) maintains a searchable database on all suicide attacks from 1982 through June 2015. 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 1982 through June 2015, a total of 4,620 attacks in over 40 countries. The 2015 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). 2015. Suicide Attack Database (September 30, 2015 Release). [Data File]. Retrieved from

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