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  • 2200+ Downloads
    Updated 25 May 2022 | Dataset date: November 13, 2019-September 27, 2022
    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 2021 covers 153 countries and is based on the latest available figures (in most cases data for 2020). Israel, Oman, Azerbaijan, Kuwait, Armenia, Saudi Arabia, Brunei, Bahrain, Singapore and Russia 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
  • Updated 8 February 2022 | Dataset date: January 01, 1979-December 15, 2021
    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.
  • 10+ Downloads
    Updated 12 October 2021 | Dataset date: January 01, 2018-December 31, 2020
    This dataset updates: Every year
    This data is about infraction of arms lawcrimes (2018-2020) recopiled by CEAD-SPD
  • 200+ Downloads
    Updated 15 July 2021 | Dataset date: January 01, 2011-December 31, 2020
    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 decade.
  • 400+ Downloads
    Updated 6 May 2021 | Dataset date: January 01, 2016-December 31, 2020
    This dataset updates: As needed
    This dataset contains events where air- and ground-launched explosive weapons affected health facilities between 2016 and 2020.
  • 300+ Downloads
    Updated 25 March 2019 | Dataset date: December 31, 2017-December 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
  • 200+ Downloads
    Updated 27 July 2018 | Dataset date: July 27, 2018-July 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.