ATS Data

The American Terrorism Study is a relational database containing data derived from federal court records and open source media documents. A description of the database, as well as a select list of coded variables, are available in the ATS Public Skeleton Codebook on this page. Datasets from federally funded projects, exported in flat-file format using SPSS or similar applications, are archived in the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NAJCD) housed within the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) at the University of Michigan.


NAJCD Dataset Links:

American Terrorism Study, 1980-2002

Sequencing Terrorists’ Precursor Behaviors: A Crime Specific Analysis, United States, 1980-2012

Longevity of American Terrorists: Factors Affecting Sustainability, 1980-2015

Other data requests, including those intended for dissertations and theses, should be directed to TRC staff at

ATS Code Book