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.
Feierabend, Ivo, Rosalind Feierabend, F.M. Jagger, and B.A. Nesvold. Data Bank of Assassinations, 1948-1967. ICPSR05208-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2003. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR05208.v1
Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR05208.v1
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Scope of Study
internal political conflict,
China (Peoples Republic),
Assassinations (plotted, attempted, and actual) in 84
countries in the period 1948-1967.
(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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