Data Set Small Arms

Published on May 21st, 2015 | by

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Measuring Progress Towards Peace

The Geneva Declaration on Armed Violence and Development, a diplomatic initiative supported by a handful of organizations such as the United Nations Development Programme, has published a dataset measuring the use of small arms in violent deaths in countries around the world from 2004 to 2012. The dataset, released in conjunction with a report on violence, security, and sustainable development, includes information from sources such as hospitals, mortuaries, and organizations that monitor casualties in conflict-stricken areas. The Geneva Declaration compiled the data and published the report to analyze violent deaths as a metric of progress towards peace and found that in both conflict and non-conflict settings, violent deaths are on the decline.

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Image: Lance Corporal. Will Lathrop

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