The RTV Dataset
The RTV dataset documents right-wing terrorism and violence in 18 West European countries since 1990. The dataset includes fatal and severe non-fatal attacks, attack plots, as well as discoveries of major arms repositories. 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 RTV Trend Report
The RTV Trend Report is released annually. The report presents key findings from the latest version of the RTV dataset regarding attack frequencies, cross-national variation, targeting, perpetrators, and weapons, short case studies of countries experiencing notable developments, and selected topics particularly salient to the year covered by the report.
The full version of the RTV dataset, containing all information except for source links, is available for download to the public free of charge. Source links are not included in the publicly available version due to (GDPR) regulations concerning protection of personal information. The RTV dataset can be downloaded here.
Access to the full version containing all corresponding sources can be obtained by researchers upon application to C-REX.
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, 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 Case ID.
For a list of selected publications based on the RTV dataset (including research reports, policy briefs, journal articles, book chapters and op-eds) see here
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.
International Expert Network
The RTV dataset relies on an International Expert Network to ensure full coverage of the most important cases and provide country-specific information to clear up complex events and identifying relevant source materials.