The Battle Deaths Dataset version 2.0

Documents
For use with the UCDP/PRIO Armed Conflict Dataset (zip)
Documentation of Coding Decisions: UCDP/PRIO Data (pdf)
For use with the Correlates of War Dataset (zip)
Documentation of Coding Decisions: Correlates of War Data (pdf)
For use with the Fearon & Laitin Civil Wars Dataset (zip)
Documentation of Coding Decisions: Fearon & Laitin Data (pdf)
Codebook (pdf)
Version history and errata (pdf)
Yearly Total Battle Deaths (xls)

This is an update of the Battle Deaths Dataset (v.1.0) first published in 2005. The dataset is compatible with the UCDP/PRIO Armed Conflict Dataset (Gleditsch et al., 2002) for the period 1946–2005; 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.

Note that version 2 of dataset does not include a list of battle deaths by participants. Users in need of such data should confer the original v.1.0.

Please cite the data by refering to the original data article: 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.

Users should contact Bethany Lacina with comments and corrections.