CNS Global Incidents and Trafficking Database


Providing free and open access to centralized information on incidents of nuclear and other radioactive material that has been lost, stolen, or is otherwise out of regulatory control, the Global Incidents and Trafficking Database and Annual Reports prepared by the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) offer researchers and policymakers a unique resource to assess the nature and scope of nuclear security risks.

The database currently includes 943 incidents reported between January 2013 and June 2018, with accompanying annual reports, maps, and infographics. Previous annual reports and visuals can be viewed at the database’s archive page. The below searchable map contains all incidents between 2013 and 2017. Subsequent infographics highlight key findings from the 2017 Annual Report. Graphics may be used and embedded freely by media with the attribution, Created by the Center for Nonproliferation Studies for the Nuclear Threat Initiative.

April 25, 2019

This material is produced independently for NTI by the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of and has not been independently verified by NTI or its directors, officers, employees, or agents. Copyright 2019.