PRIO Network

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.

Recent data generation projects have included 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.


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

Conflict Site
Geo-referenced Conflict Site dataset

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

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

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.

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.