Saturday, February 17, 2024

The Right-Wing Terrorism Map

The RTV Map Tool is an interactive map showing incidents of right-wing terrorism and violence in Western Europe since 1990. It documents and shows the locations of 1,214 violent right-wing attacks in Europe. This includes acts of violence which led to 32 fatalities.

The map was created by the Center for Research on Extremism, at Oslo University, which studies right-wing extremism, hate crime and political violence.  The Center's RTV Trend Report 2023 (PDF) reveals that in 2022 (the year the 2023 report covers) there were less right-wing terrorism attacks in Western Europe than in any year since 2015. The report also states that in 2022 most "attacks targeted ethnic and religious minorities ... (however) 2022 also saw a small uptick in attacks against state institutions, particularly in Germany".

The RTV Map Tool allows you to explore the Center for Research on Extremism's data by location. The map includes a number of filter tools which also allow you to explore the data by date, number of people killed, number of people injured, weapon type, perpetrator type, and target groups.

In the United States you can explore the proliferation of 1,225 hate and anti-government extremist groups on the Southern Poverty Law Center's Hate Map. The map is updated annually and is based on research conducted by the SPLC into hate crimes and other forms of intolerance in the United States.

The Hate Map allows users to filter groups by ideology, such as white nationalist, neo-Nazi, anti-LGBTQ, or anti-immigrant. It also provides information about individual hate groups operating in the United States, including data on each group's location, activities, and leaders.

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