The Battle Deaths Dataset version 1.0

This page refers to an old version of this dataset. New versions are available.
Documents
Dataset for use with the UCDP/PRIO Armed Conflict Dataset (zip)
Documentation of Coding Decisions: UCDP/PRIO Data (pdf)
Dataset for use with the Correlates of War Dataset (zip)
Documentation of Coding Decisions: Correlates of War Data (pdf)
Dataset for use with the Fearon & Laitin Civil Wars Dataset (zip)
Documentation of Coding Decisions: Fearon & Laitin Data (pdf)
Codebook (pdf)

This dataset includes statistics for all battle deaths (soldiers and civilians killed in combat) in state-based armed conflicts. The dataset is compatible with the UCDP/PRIO Armed Conflict Dataset (Gleditsch et al., 2002) for the period 1946–2002; with the Correlates of War Dataset (Sarkees, 2000) for the period 1900–97; and the Fearon & Laitin (2003) dataset on civil conflict in the period 1945–99.

Please cite the data by referencing: Lacina, Bethany & Nils Petter Gleditsch, 2005. 'Monitoring Trends in Global Combat: A New Dataset of Battle Deaths', European Journal of Population 21(2–3): 145–166. The article is available for download here.

For an analysis of battle deaths 1900-97, see Lacina, Bethany; Nils Petter Gleditsch & Bruce Russett, 2006. 'The Declining Risk of Death in Battle', International Studies Quarterly 50(3): 673-680. Replication data for this article are found here.

Users should contact battledeaths@prio.no with comments and corrections.