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Contents

SIPRI Yearbook 2014

SIPRI Yearbook 2014

III. Patterns of organized violence, 2003–12

Chapter:
2. Armed conflict
Source:
SIPRI Yearbook 2014
Author(s):
Neil Melvin, Isak Svensson, Magnus Lundgren, Peter Wallensteen, Patrik Johansson, Lotta Themnér, Camilla Schippa, Daniel Hyslop

This section provides a 10-year overview of three categories of organized violence used by the Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP): state-based conflict, non-state conflict and one-sided violence. The number of incidents of violent action that resulted in the deaths of more than 25 people in a particular year (UCDP's threshold for counting) was slightly lower in 2012, at 97, than in 2003, when it stood at 111. While the number of state-based and non-state conflicts had increased over the decade, the number of incidences of one-sided violence declined continuously (see figure 2.1). Looking at the overall trend in the number of fatalities in organized violence, a more negative picture emerges. Largely due to developments in state-based conflict, the number of deaths from organized violence increased from almost 36 000 in 2003 to nearly 46 000 in 2012 (see figure 2.2).

Citation (MLA):
Melvin, Neil, Isak Svensson, Magnus Lundgren, Peter Wallensteen, Patrik Johansson, Lotta Themnér, Camilla Schippa, and Daniel Hyslop. "2. Armed conflict." SIPRI Yearbook. SIPRI. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2016. Web. 19 Dec. 2018. <http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198712596/sipri-9780198712596-chapter-3-div1-4.xml>.
Citation (APA):
Melvin, N., Svensson, I., Lundgren, M., Wallensteen, P., Johansson, P., Themnér, L., Schippa, C., & Hyslop, D. (2016). 2. Armed conflict. In SIPRI, SIPRI Yearbook 2014: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Retrieved 19 Dec. 2018, from http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198712596/sipri-9780198712596-chapter-3-div1-4.xml
Citation (Chicago):
Melvin, Neil, Isak Svensson, Magnus Lundgren, Peter Wallensteen, Patrik Johansson, Lotta Themnér, Camilla Schippa, and Daniel Hyslop. "2. Armed conflict." In SIPRI Yearbook 2014: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security, SIPRI. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016). Retrieved 19 Dec. 2018, from http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198712596/sipri-9780198712596-chapter-3-div1-4.xml
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