Jan 2004 – May 2011
This dataset includes statistics for all battle deaths (soldiers and civilians killed in combat) in state-based armed conflicts. The dataset is available for use with the Armed Conflict Dataset for the period 1946–2002 produced by Uppsala University and the International Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO) (Eriksson, Wallensteen & Sollenberg, 2003; Gleditsch et al., 2002); with the Correlates of War Dataset (Sarkees, 2000) of wars in 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. You can download the article directly from here.
Users should contact Bethany Lacina with comments and corrections.An updated dataset with data for the last three years is going to be released on 15 September. The figure below is generated from the updated version.
If you are having problems opening any of the ZIP files, try saving them to your server or harddisk, and reopen.For use with the Uppsala/PRIO Armed Conflict Dataset (Eriksson, Wallensteen & Sollenberg, 2003; Gleditsch et al., 2002):
Eriksson, Mikael; Peter Wallensteen & Margareta Sollenberg, 2003. ‘Armed Conflict, 1989–2002’, Journal of Peace Research 40(5): 593–607.
Fearon, James D. & David D. Laitin, 2003. ‘Ethnicity, Insurgency, and Civil War’, American Political Science Review 97(1): 75–90.
Gleditsch, Nils Petter; Peter Wallensteen, Mikael Eriksson, Margareta Sollenberg & Håvard Strand, 2002. ‘Armed Conflict 1946–2001: A New Dataset’, Journal of Peace Research 39(5): 615–637.
Sarkees, Meredith Reid, 2000. ‘The Correlates of War Data on War: An Update to 1997’, Conflict Management and Peace Science 18(1): 123–144.
All kinds of political violence have been reduced the last 15 years, apart from international terrorism. This is one of the conclusions in the Human Security Report that was launched at a press conference in the UN in New York this week. The report is based on research from - among others - CSCW at PRIO.
Book Chapter in The Demography of Armed Conflict
Journal Article in International Studies Quarterly
Journal Article in Journal of Conflict Resolution