Mapping deaths due to the War in Iraq

Deaths within group

Total deaths


Select a group to plot. The relative size of overlapping circles shows what proportion of all deaths occurred in that group, for each location.

All point are scaled relative to the maximum value in total deaths (hence large circles on Baghdad).

Incidents aggregate to a multiresolution grid: more detail is visible as you zoom in.

This analysis is based on data republished by The Guardian showing key casualty statistics of the Iraq War, first released on Wiki leaks. This database records 109,032 deaths, including:

  • 66,081 civilians
  • 23,984 insurgents
  • 15,196 Iraqi security forces.
  • This analysis was conducted by Placr, 27 Oct 2010.