US Crisis Monitor Releases Full Data for Summer 2020

Download a PDF 31 August 2020: Nearly 11,000 demonstration, political violence, and strategic development events are recorded across America since the end of May, according to new US Crisis Monitor data gathered by ACLED. With supplemental data collection extending coverage back to the week of George Floyd’s killing, the dataset is now expanded to encompass…

Introducing the US Crisis Monitor

Download a PDF Amid a rising tide of political polarization, violent hate crimes, and widespread social mobilization, the United States is at heightened risk of political violence and instability going into the 2020 election. This risk is further exacerbated by an economic contraction triggered by the global COVID-19 pandemic, which may now be poised for…

Assessing Political Violence & Demonstrations in the United States: ACLED Pilot Data & Preliminary Findings

For three months from July through September 2019, ACLED conducted a pilot project to collect data on political violence and protest across the United States, setting out to identify the most prevalent forms of disorder and to establish comprehensive and consistent source lists for gathering relevant information. This report presents preliminary findings and lessons learned…