Published January 11, 2023 | Version v1
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List of crowd accidents from 1900 to 2019


This list contains information about crowd accidents that occurred worldwide between 1900 and 2019. The files included in this dataset are described as follows:

  • accident_data_raw.csv - CSV file containing information for all accidents as given in the header. Date, country or location are provided using commonly used standard. Information such as fatalities or the number of people injured are reported using expressions found in the employed references (for example "a dozens of people" is given as "dozens"). References are given in the form of text files as reported below.
  • - ZIP file containing the references used to collect information on each accident. The date of the accident is used as filename (and reported in the last column of the list above). Sources for each accident are given on each line of the relative text file.
  • accident_data_numeric.csv - CSV file containing only numeric values corresponding to word expressions. The conversion scheme used here is provided below. Alternative approaches are possible.
  • number_conversion.csv - CSV file providing the conversion scheme used to convert word expressions into number.



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Journal article: 10.1016/j.ssci.2023.106174 (DOI)