Data on Armed Conflict

CSCW and Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP) at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University, have collaborated in the production of a dataset of armed conflicts, both internal and external, in the period 1946 to the present. The Armed Conflict Dataset is primarily intended for academic use in statistical and macro-level research. It complements the annual compendium of ongoing armed conflicts published in the Journal of Peace Research, as well as the UCDP online database. CSCW houses the academic conflict dataset and continues to work closely with UCDP to provide more and better data.

UCDP/PRIO Armed Conflict Dataset
Download 1946–2008 armed conflict data, structured for quantitative analysis.

Related Data

Related data projects include collecting more fully specified conflict start and end dates to aid in the study of the duration of violence; creating "conflict polygons" to pinpoint the geography of war within a given country; and adding figures for yearly combat deaths.

PRIO Conflict Recurrence Database
The PRIO Conflict Recurrence Database extends on already existing data on organized violence by UCDP toexpand and deepen our understanding of when, where and under what conditions armed conflicts persist and recur.

Onset and Duration of Intrastate Conflict
This web page offers three datasets on intrastate conflict: A country-year file and a calendar-time file prepared for onset analysis and a calendar-time file suitable for duration analysis.

Conflict Site
Geo-referenced Conflict Site dataset. 

Battle Deaths Data
This dataset includes statistics for battle deaths (soldiers and civilians killed in combat) in state-based armed conflicts.

Data on religious cleavages and civil war
Data on religious cleavages and civil war.

Event Datasets

More recent data generation projects include several contributions to geolocated event-based datasets. 

USD - Urban Social Disorder Dataset
The USD dataset records urban ‘social disorder’ events occurring in capitals and other major cities across the developing world. 

GEO-SVAC Dataset
The GEO-SVAC dataset offers geolocation of conflict events involving actors reported to have perpetrated sexual violence.

ACLED - Armed Conflict Location and Event Data
The ACLED dataset codes exact locations, dates, and additional characteristics of individual battle events in states affected with civil war. 

The PRIO Conflict Recurrence database extends on already existing data on organized violence by Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP) ( Gleditsch, Wallensteen, Eriksson, Sollenberg, & Strand, 2002; Sundberg & Melander, 2013). This new dataset expands and deepen our understanding of when, where and under what conditions armed conflicts persist and recur.