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.