The Social Conflict Analysis Database (SCAD) is an open access database of information on social conflicts from 1990-2016, covering all of Africa and now also Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. Users must register witht the service in order to download the datasets.
Researchers witht the Climate Change and African Political Stability (SCCAPS) groups at the University of North Texas and the University of Denver developed the Social Conflict Analysis Database (SCAD).
SCAD tracks the following information about each conflict event:
- Start and end dates
- Event type
- Actors and targets
- Number of participants
- Number of deaths
- Brief description
SCAD is mainly a resource for information on social conflict and excludes armed conflict such as organized rebellions, civil wars, and international war (e.g. the war in the Democratic Republic of Congo). There are other superb datasets that provide detailed information about these types of violence.