ACLED (Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project) is the most comprehensive public collection of political violence data for developing states. This dataset contains information on the specific dates and locations of political violence, the types of event, the groups involved, fatalities and changes in territorial control. Information is recorded on the battles, killings, riots, and recruitment activities of rebels, governments, militias, armed groups, protesters and civilians.

As of early 2014, ACLED has recorded over 80,000 individual events, with ongoing data collection focused on Africa. The data can be used for medium- and long-term analysis and mapping of political violence across developing countries through use of historical data from 1997, as well as informing humanitarian and development work in crisis and conflict-affected contexts through realtime data updates and reports. Despite the waning of civil wars across the developing world, ACLED data show that political violence rates have remained relatively stable in the past seventeen years. ACLED seeks to support research and work devoted to understanding, predicting and reducing levels of violence and their consequences.
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Data

ACLED (Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project) is designed for disaggregated conflict analysis and crisis mapping. This dataset codes the dates and locations of all reported political violence events in over 50 developing countries. Political violence includes events that

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Conflict Trends Reports

ACLED Conflict Trends reports are monthly updates on political violence and conflict events in African states. They are based on real-time data, and compare current trends and patterns to historical dynamics in key focus countries.

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Visuals

ACLED analysts have created a selection of maps, charts, graphs and infographics to highlight key trends and patterns in the data across the African continent and in select conflict contexts drawn from Version 4 of the dataset.

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