Documented civilian deaths from violence

138,973 – 157,458

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

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This data is based on 38,236 database entries from the beginning of the war to 23 Mar 2014, 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 14,270–14,882 deaths (10%–9.5%, 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 3435 545 598 646 825 566 516 487 525 12,125
2004 610 663 1004 1302 655 905 828 876 1035 1016 1653 1112 11,659
2005 1190 1284 904 1145 1396 1347 1531 2276 1428 1301 1467 1133 16,402
2006 1546 1577 1957 1802 2277 2574 3298 2865 2565 2996 3084 2898 29,439
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 372 406 438 589 428 560 423 618 334 441 226 476 5,311
2010 263 304 336 385 387 385 443 520 254 315 307 218 4,117
2011 389 254 311 289 381 386 308 401 397 366 279 392 4,153
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 1115 9,841
2014 1087 784 1009 1013 1027 2534 1481 1592 1956 1797 1468 1190 16,938
2015 1431 1472 927 1702 1012               6,544
Incidents Individuals
IBC page Latest incidents analysed Date
h0824 Civilian shot, western Ninewa 23 Mar 2014
h0823 Policeman shot, western Ninewa. 23 Mar 2014
h0349 Policeman by IED targeting patrol, Palestine St, east Baghdad 23 Feb 2014
h0348 Health employee by gunfire, Thawra, west Mosul 23 Feb 2014
h0347 Civilian in drive-by shooting, west Mosul. 23 Feb 2014
h0346 Civilian by roadside bomb, Hurriya, Baghdad 23 Feb 2014
h0345 Six by artillery and mortar shells by IA, Falluja 23 Feb 2014
h0344 Policeman by bomb under car, Madain, south of Baghdad 23 Feb 2014
h0343 Policeman by gunfire at checkpoint, Wadi Hajar, Mosul 23 Feb 2014
h0342 Policeman by gunfire, Hermat, west Mosul 23 Feb 2014

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IBC page Name or personal identifier Date
h0340-za2854 sons of former Awakening leader 23 Feb
h0339-dz2785 Riad Al-Rashidi 23 Feb
h0329-uc2772 soldier's son 22 Feb
h0322-fh2751 Twins 22 Feb
h0285-kb2818 Issa Musa 19 Feb
h0283-nf2687 brothers 19 Feb
h0280-ve2789 Younis David 18 Feb
h0276-sb2854 policeman's brother 18 Feb
h0272-dx2715 Abdul Qader Abdul Khudair 18 Feb
h0269-dv2707 Ali Hussein Ali 18 Feb

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