Documented civilian deaths from violence

170,888 – 190,592

Further analysis of the WikiLeaks' Iraq War Logs
may add 10,000 civilian deaths.

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This data is based on 51,032 database entries from the beginning of the war to 31 Dec 2016, and on monthly preliminary data from that date onwards. Preliminary data is shown in grey when applicable, and is based on approximate daily totals in the Recent Events section prior to full analysis. The full analysis extracts details such as the names or demographic details of individuals killed, the weapons that killed them and location amongst other details. The current range contains 35,560–37,350 deaths (21%–20%, a portion which may rise or fall over time) based on single-sourced reports.

Graphs are based on the higher number in our totals. Gaps in recording and reporting suggest that even our highest totals to date may be missing many civilian deaths from violence.

Monthly civilian deaths from violence, 2003 onwards

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2003 3 2 3977 3438 545 597 646 833 566 515 487 524 12,133
2004 610 663 1004 1303 655 909 834 878 1042 1033 1676 1129 11,736
2005 1222 1297 905 1145 1396 1347 1536 2352 1444 1311 1487 1141 16,583
2006 1546 1577 1957 1804 2277 2584 3298 2865 2565 2996 3084 2898 29,451
2007 3017 2679 2726 2565 2844 2199 2694 2481 1387 1324 1124 996 26,036
2008 858 1092 1667 1315 914 750 639 704 612 594 540 586 10,271
2009 372 407 438 589 428 563 431 653 350 441 226 478 5,376
2010 267 305 336 385 387 385 488 520 254 315 307 218 4,167
2011 389 254 311 289 381 386 308 401 397 366 288 392 4,162
2012 531 356 377 392 304 529 469 422 400 290 253 299 4,622
2013 357 360 403 545 888 659 1145 1013 1306 1180 870 1126 9,852
2014 1097 972 1029 1037 1100 4088 1580 3340 1474 1738 1436 1327 20,218
2015 1490 1625 1105 2013 1295 1355 1845 1991 1445 1297 1021 1096 17,578
2016 1374 1258 1459 1192 1276 1405 1280 1375 935 1970 1738 1145 16,407
2017 1363 637                     2,000
Incidents Individuals
IBC page Latest incidents analysed Date
d13013 24-28 by suicide bombs in al-Sinak area, central Baghdad 31 Dec 2016
d13012 One by bomb in Shula area, northwest Baghdad 31 Dec 2016
d13011 Two by bomb in Abu Ghraib district, west of Baghdad 31 Dec 2016
d13010 0-4 by car bomb in New Baghdad area, southeast Baghdad 31 Dec 2016
d13014 Eleven by air strikes in Wadi Hajar area, west Mosul 30 Dec 2016
d13000 Six by rocket in Mithaq district, east Mosul 30 Dec 2016
d12999 One by bomb in Diyala Bridge area, southeast of Baghdad 30 Dec 2016
d12998 Two by bomb in Tarmiya, north of Baghdad 30 Dec 2016
d12997 Gym owner shot dead in Balad Ruz, east of Baquba 30 Dec 2016
d12994 Policeman by bomb in Arab Jabour area, south Baghdad 30 Dec 2016

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d13002-eh3561 Anwar Mohammed Daoud 29 Dec
d12993-xw3548 daughter of dead woman 29 Dec
d12993-vn3487 mother of dead girl 29 Dec
d12982-ec3602 Osama, son of Abu Alaa Al-Aatari 28 Dec
d13001-df3544 Ziad al Hashem 27 Dec
d12961-sz3541 Nuri Sabah, son of Sabah Khorsheed 25 Dec
d12955-bn3690 Sheikh Fawaz Mejbel al-Jumaili 24 Dec
d12942-ur3654 children of dead couple 23 Dec
d12973-zs3564 Abu Omar Hijazi 22 Dec
d12923-kb3602 Ali Qoytasi 20 Dec

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