The public record of violent civilian deaths following the 2003 invasion of Iraq
- The War in Iraq: 10 years and counting
- Analysis of deaths in a decade of violence 19 Mar 2013
- Contains Flashing Images
- 10 years in Iraq, by Lily Hamourtziadou 19 Mar 2013
- Iraqi deaths from violence in 2012
- Iraqi deaths from violence 2003–2011
- Casualties of suicide bombings in Iraq 2003-2010
- The unexamined Iraqi dimension of UK involvement in Iraq
- Analysis by perpetrator, weapon, time, and location
- Iraqi deaths from violence in 2010
- Iraq War Logs: What the Numbers Reveal
- Iraq War Logs: The Truth is In the Detail
- Earlier analysis from IBC…
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Iraq Body Count is an ongoing human security project which maintains and updates the world’s largest public database of violent civilian deaths during and since the 2003 invasion. The count encompasses non-combatants killed by military or paramilitary action and the breakdown in civil security following the invasion.
Data is drawn from cross-checked media reports, hospital, morgue, NGO and official figures to produce a credible record of known deaths and incidents. (more in About IBC)
You can contribute to IBC's work in several ways, including with a donation.
Key IBC publications
- Civilian deaths in “noble” Iraq mission pass 10,000
- A Dossier on Civilian Casualties in Iraq 2003-2005
- Post-surge violence: its extent and nature
- How can the utility of press reports be assessed?
- How has IBC been used by others?
“We don’t do body counts”General Tommy Franks
Iraq Body Count
|Documented civilian deaths from violence|
|112,745 – 123,375|
Further analysis of the WikiLeaks' Iraq War Logs
may add 12,000 civilian deaths.
|Latest incident||Latest identified|
|Apr 16: 3-4 by car bomb near checkpoint and car repair shops in Aziziyah, 90 km north of Kut Details||Adult; Male; Police Details|
Saturday 25 May: 12 killed
Ishaqi: 7 by IED.
May casualties so far: 665 civilians killed.More