Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) records incidents of explosive violence as they occur around the world. Since 1 October 2010 AOAV has used English-language media sources to capture information on attacks, including on the number of casualties and the weapon type used.
In January 2016, AOAV recorded 3,444 deaths and injuries worldwide as a result of explosive violence, 55% of whom were civilians (1,895 civilian deaths and injuries). Syria continued to be the country with the most incidents and the most deaths and injuries, both civilian and military.
Read the report: Explosive Violence in January 2016
1) Actors are defined as civilians if they are not identifiable in reports either as armed actors or security personnel.
(2) Refers to areas likely to contain concentrations of civilians. To see AOAV’s recording guidelines see https://aoav.org.uk/explosiveiviolence/methodology/
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