The Database on Suicide Attacks (DSAT) contains specific information for all suicide attacks committed in modern history, from 1982 through 2019. Event records in the DSAT are highly detailed and coded for over 60 variables (not including source information).
The variables are divided into five broad categories:
- Basic information, including attack location, date, and casualty counts.
- Target information, including target type category (security / political / civilian) and their relation to state or international infrastructure.
- Attacker biographical information, including attacker name, age, gender, nationality, and religious affiliation.
- Claim information, including a list of groups that explicitly claim or deny credit for an attack, as well as groups suspected of involvement.
- Sources, including texts of news articles and wire service alerts used in coding the attack.