This map layer presents the intensity of conflicts in 2017 as ratio of victims of war per 100,000 inhabitants.
The data refer to acts of war that, according to the UCDP/PRIO Armed Conflict Dataset, are defined as war, i.e at least one state must be party to the conflict and more than 25 persons have died due to fighting. All direct casualties and those who died from wounds inflicted in that war are included in the statistics. All data have to be interpreted as guided values. One cannot exclude that those part of the conflict minimise their numbers of own casualties and exaggerate those of their opponent or report higher losses in their civilian population and less victims of their opponent to be able to officially justify the act of war and to influence public opinion and that of the media as to generate a higher readiness for war. A verification of the number of victims is often difficult and depends on the conflict country.