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AOAV has been collecting explosive violence data since October 1st 2010. The data available to search includes from 01/10/2010 to the end of last month.
This list includes all countries that have recorded at least one death or injury from an incident of explosive violence since October 2010.
AOAV identifies four types of casualties; distinguishing between deaths and injuries and between civilians and armed actors. For more information on how these are identified, please see the methodology on the ‘About the Project’ tab above.
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Where it is identifiable, AOAV records the status of the perpetrator of the explosive violence incident. Sometimes it will be unclear from the report whether the perpetrator was a state or non-state actor.
Below is a non-exhaustive list of some of the key explosive violence perpetrators. If there is an actor you are looking for data on that is not included in the list below, please contact AOAV.
‘Yes’ refers to areas that are reported as populated, while ‘No’ refers to areas that are not reported as having concentrated levels of civilians, ‘Unclear’ refers to areas where, from the report or the location identified, it is not clear whether the area is likely to have high numbers of civilians.
In analysis AOAV distinguishes between ‘populated areas’ (‘Yes’), and ‘areas not reported as populated’ (‘No’ and ‘Unclear’). For more information on this, please see the methodology on the ‘About the Project’ tab above.
Where reported, AOAV records the location of the incident. This can also determine whether the area would be considered populated or not. For more information on this, please see the methodology on the ‘About the Project’ tab above.
While this is not routinely identified, AOAV records this under the below categories when such targeting information is reported.
While the age and gender of casualties is not usually reported, where it is, AOAV records the numbers of women present among the casualties, as well as the number of children. When a gender is given for children, the number of boys and girls among child casualties will also be recorded.
Users should be aware that this is not typically recorded among casualty data and, where it is, it may not paint the full picture. For example, the number of women among the dead may be given but not among the injured. Equally men are not recorded in the data. AOAV’s data therefore can only point to the minimum number of persons identified as women among the casualties. The same applies to the recording of child casualties.
AOAV identifies the type of weapon used in the incident under one of the 17 categories below, as reported in the media source.
AOAV identifies the launch-method of the weapon based on weapon type and the description in reporting.
This mainly applies to the use of improvised explosive devices (IEDs). Where reported, AOAV will record the type of detonation used to carry out the attack.