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  • Updated June 10, 2020 | Dataset date: Jan 1, 1979-Dec 31, 2019
    This data is by request only
    The UEMS Database gathers information on accidental explosions of abandoned, damaged, improperly stored, or properly stored stockpiles of ammunition and explosives at munitions sites. It documents more than 600 incidents occurred from 1979 onwards and it is periodically updated. The UEMS Database provides details on the location, the number of casualties (fatalities and injuries) as well as the alleged cause of the incident, depending on available information.
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    Updated January 16, 2020 | Dataset date: Nov 13, 2019
    This dataset updates: Every year
    With its Global Militarisation Index (GMI), BICC is able to objectively depict worldwide militarisation for the first time. The GMI compares, for example, a country’s military expenditure with its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and its health expenditure. It contrasts the total number of military and paramilitary forces in a country with the number of physicians. Finally, it studies the number of heavy weapons available to a country’s armed forces. These and other indicators are used to determine a country’s ranking, which in turn makes it possible to measure the respective level of militarisation in comparison to other countries. The latest GMI of 2018 covers 155 countries and is based on the latest available figures (in most cases data for 2017). Israel, Singapore, Armenia, Cyprus, South Korea, Russia, Greece, Jordan, Brunei and Belarus are the top 10 worldwide. These countries allocate particularly high levels of resources to the military in comparison to other areas of society. See project website for more information
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    Updated June 24, 2019 | Dataset date: Jan 1, 2018-Dec 31, 2018
    This dataset updates: As needed
    This dataset covers events in which a health facility was damaged or destroyed by explosive weapon use in 2018. It will be regularly updated with additional details on the impact of explosive weapon use on health facilities. It is a sub-dataset of '2018 SHCC Attacks Data'.
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    Updated March 25, 2019 | Dataset date: Dec 31, 2017
    This dataset updates: Never
    With its SALW guide, BICC provides a non-specialist, user-friendly and multi-language platform to inform about different categories and types of small arms and light weapons, their whereabouts in the world, and where possible, by whom they are held. It is designed to build knowledge on how to recognize different types, makes and models of commonly used SALW; to collect data on the global and country-specific spread of these SALW; and to describe some of their visual and technical specifications. The guide is not an exhaustive list of all SALW that are used around the world. Global SALW control relies on, among other things, data and knowledge of the weapons themselves. Our aim is that the Guide will be used to support national reporting duties on SALW holdings; facilitate and ameliorate the collection of data on SALW; and increase general knowledge of global distribution of SALW. Thus, the guide addresses researchers, journalists, photographers as well as civil servants, officials and policymakers dealing with the aforementioned challenges of SALW control. The underlying database of the SALW guide can be queried by either a geographical or weapon specific search term. In total, the guide contains visual images, markings and descriptions on 131 types of small arms or light weapons worldwide. The main source of the guide, the Small Arms and Light Weapons Guide (2016) by the German Bundeswehr Verification Center (BWVc), has been validated by various institutions and databases. See project website for more information
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    Updated July 27, 2018 | Dataset date: Jul 27, 2018
    This dataset updates: Every year
    Using data from AOAV's explosive violence monitor, this dataset focuses on the casualties recorded from the use of explosive weapons in/on schools globally, between 2011-2017.
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    Updated July 19, 2018 | Dataset date: Jan 1, 2011-Dec 31, 2017
    This dataset updates: Every year
    Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) monitors casualties from the use of explosive weapons worldwide based on English-language news media. This data provides an overview of the impact in the last seven years.
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    Updated June 2, 2017 | Dataset date: Jan 1, 2011-Jan 1, 2017
    This dataset updates: Every year
    AOAV’s monitoring project, launched in October 2010, uses English-language media reports to capture information on who has been killed and injured by incidents of explosive violence. Between 2011 and 2016 we have seen an almost 48% rise in civilian deaths and injuries around the world as a result of explosive violence.
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    Updated November 24, 2015 | Dataset date: May 11, 2015
    This dataset updates: Every six months
    The Global Burden of Armed Violence database provides estimates on "violent deaths" from 2004 onwards. The violent deaths indicator combines national level statistics on homicide and data on fatalities occurred in armed conflict. The database covers more than 189 countries and territories and it is kept constantly updated. Estimates on violent deaths between 2007 and 2012 are at the core of the analysis presented in the third and latest edition of the Global Burden of Armed Violence, launched in May 2015.