Worldwide Incidents Tracking System

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The Worldwide Incidents Tracking System (WITS) was a publicly accessible terrorism database operated by the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC). NCTC discontinued WITS in April 2012.[1]


As of September 2010, WITS contained over 68,939 records.

The database was organized in the following dimensions:

  • City
  • Country
  • Damage
  • Event Type
  • Facilities Type
  • Geocode Anchor
  • Geocode Country
  • Geocode Province
  • Group Type
  • ICN: An incident number of form YYYYMMDDXX
  • Incident Group Type
  • Incident Subject
  • Incident Summary
  • Incident Year
  • Included Facility Defining Characteristics
  • Included Facility Nationalities
  • Included Facility Targeted Characteristics
  • Included Group Nationalities
  • Perpetrator Confidence
  • Provinces States
  • Related Term
  • Victim Incident Country
  • WITS Child Record ParentID
  • Weapon


  1. ^ Kimery, Anthony. "START Gets State Department Contract To Provide Terrorism Data, Analysis For Country Terrorism Report". Homeland Security Today (HSToday). KMD Media LLC. Retrieved 17 December 2014. 

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