Right-wing terrorism and violence in Western Europe: the RTV dataset

The RTV dataset documents right-wing terrorism and violence in Western Europe since 1990. Each event has been coded on a range of variables, including time and location, perpetrator and victim characteristics, organizational affiliations, weapon types, and number of casualties.

The dataset includes only the most severe types of events.

Download the RTV Trend Report 2021 here.

Access to the full version

Access to the full version of the RTV dataset, including all corresponding sources, can be obtained by researchers upon application to C-REX.

Open access

A limited version of the RTV dataset is freely available for download for the public.

International Expert Network

List of the country experts reporting to the RTV dataset

How to cite the dataset?

Ravndal, Jacob Aasland, “Right-wing terrorism and violence in Western Europe: Introducing the RTV dataset”, Perspectives on Terrorism 10, no. 3 (June 2016).

Feedback on the dataset

Feedback, new information and relevant links may be submitted through an online form. To provide new information about already registered events, please refer to the event’s “caseID” (first variable in the dataset).

When suggesting a new event to be included in the dataset, please consider the listed inclusion criteria in the codebook, and attach or link the documentation of the event.

RTV steering group

The RTV Steering Group is responsible for maintaining and making key decisions concerning the RTV dataset. This primarily includes managing annual updates, producing the annual RTV Trend Report, and making strategic decisions concerning adjustments, revisions, or expansions of the dataset.