Data Bank of Assassinations, 1948-1967 (ICPSR 5208)
Principal Investigator(s): Feierabend, Ivo; Feierabend, Rosalind; Jagger, F.M.; Nesvold, B.A.
This study contains data on 409 assassination events that occurred in 84 countries in the period 1948-1967. The data cover plotted, attempted, or actual assassinations of prominent public figures, such as top government officeholders and military figures, leaders of large trade unions or religious movements, and leaders of minority groups. For each event, information is provided on the country, date, and location of occurrence, the issue involved, the identity of the assassin and of the target, such as the type of group to which the assassin belonged and the political and social position of the target, and the outcome of the event.
These data are freely available.
Feierabend, Ivo, Rosalind Feierabend, F.M. Jagger, and B.A. Nesvold. DATA BANK OF ASSASSINATIONS, 1948-1967. ICPSR version. San Diego, CA: San Diego State College [producer], 1969. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2003. doi:10.3886/ICPSR05208.v1
Persistent URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR05208.v1
Scope of Study
Geographic Coverage: Afghanistan, Albania, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China (Peoples Republic), Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Korea (North), Korea (South), Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Soviet Union, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Global
Universe: Assassinations (plotted, attempted, and actual) in 84 countries in the period 1948-1967.
Data Types: event/transaction data
Data Collection Notes:
The codebook is provided by ICPSR as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Web site.
(1) NEW YORK TIMES INDEX, (2) DEADLINE DATA, and (3) ENCYLOPEDIA BRITTANICA YEARBOOKS
Extent of Processing: ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:
- Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.
Original ICPSR Release: 1984-05-03
- 2003-06-09 SAS and SPSS data definition statements were created for this collection.
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