T4P’s database of war crimes: Statistical information

Our database represents one of the largest concentrations of information about the war in Ukraine. It records probable war crimes (incidents) that we have been able to document. The information contained in the database makes no claim to be complete and final. The true total for certain war crimes is, almost certainly, significantly higher than those we have been able to document.

Statistical data on 22 February 2024


Total number of cases in all regions



Categories

The target of an assaultNo. of incidentsNo. of victimsMore details

Death of an individual

6336 10574

Those wounded or whose health was otherwise damaged

6205 15088

Rape

27 30

Violation of other rights

1329 5219

Disappearance of an individual

3281 4332
DescriptionNo. of incidentsMore details

Shops, centres and other business properties

4309

NGOs

61

Educational institutions

2092

Government buildings

710

Residential buildings

31843

Transport infrastructure

506

Farmland, forests, etc.

634

Hospitals

686

Entertainment institutions

483

Religious buildings

356

Object of life support infrastructure

1957

Historic monuments

178

Bridges

86

Means of transport

3187

Humanitarian convoys

13

Humanitarian corridors

13
IncidentNo. of incidentsMore details

Shelling, bombardment

54020

Shooting from firearms

820

Detonation of explosives

1001

Damage to means of transport

97

Torture, inhuman treatment, violation of human dignity

595

Disappearances

2566

Unlawful detention

1039

Seizure of a civilian building

387

Use of civilian population as a human shield

365

Seizure of personal property

2186

Deliberate killing of a civilian

690

Deliberate wounding of a civilian

151

Mass, forced deportation of people to Russia

60

Attacks on stores of humanitarian aid, humanitarian convoy, mission or corridor

40

Ecological damage arising from shelling / bombardment

44

Rape

38

Hostage-taking

17

Use of chemical weapons

2

Forced mobilisation

42

Violation of human dignity

56
Legal qualification under the ICC’s Rome StatuteNo. of incidentsMore details

Intentionally directing attacks against buildings dedicated to religion, education, art, science or charitable purposes, historic monuments, and hospitals [ Article 8: 2 (b) ix ]

3089

Attacking or bombarding, by whatever means, towns, villages, dwellings or buildings which are undefended [ Article 8: 2 (b) v)]

409

Intentionally directing attacks against civilian objects [ Article 8: 2 (b) ii ]

13819

Intentionally launching an attack in the knowledge that such attack will cause incidental loss of life or injury to civilians or damage to civilian objects or widespread, long-term and severe damage to the natural environment [ Article 8: 2 (b) iv ]

35621

Extensive destruction and appropriation of property [ Article 8: 2 (a) iv ]

1729

Killing committed as part of a widespread or systematic attack directed against any civilian population [ Article 7: 1 (a) “Murder” or Article 8: 2 (a) i “Wilful killing” ]

931

Wilfully causing great suffering, or serious injury to body or health [ Article 8: 2 (a) iii ]

307

Deportation or forcible transfer of population to Russia [ Article 7: 1 (d) ] or “Grave breaches of the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949“ [Article 8 (2) a ] or “Other serious violations of the laws and customs applicable in international armed conflict” [ Article 8 (2) b ]

61

Enforced disappearance of persons [ Article 7: 1 i ]

3114

Torture or inhuman treatment of civilians and military personnel [[ Article 7: 1 (f) or Article 8: 2 (a) ii ]

704

Taking of hostages [ Article 8: 2 (a) viii ]

27

Intentionally directing attacks against personnel, installations, material, units or vehicles involved in humanitarian assistance or a humanitarian corridor[ Article 8: 2 (b) iii ]

76

Intentionally launching an attack in the knowledge that such attack will cause incidental loss of life or injury to civilians or damage to civilian objects or widespread, long-term and severe damage to the natural environment which would be clearly excessive in relation to the concrete and direct overall military advantage anticipated [ Article 8: 2 (b) iv ]

4708

Intentionally launching an attack in the knowledge that such attack will cause incidental injury to civilians [ Article 8: 2 (b) iv ]

5652

Intentionally launching an attack in the knowledge that such attack will cause widespread, long-term and severe damage to the natural environment [ Article 8: 2 (b) iv ]

96

Pillaging a town or place, even when taken by assault [ Article 8: 2 (b) xvi ]

1268

Employing weapons, projectiles and material and methods of warfare which are of a nature to cause superfluous injury or unnecessary suffering, or which are inherently indiscriminate in violation of the international law of armed conflict, provided that such weapons, projectiles and material and methods of warfare are the subject of a comprehensive prohibition: the BM-30 “Smerch”, TOS-1 “Buratino”, and other systems, cluster munitions and phosphorus bombs [ Article 8: 2 (b) xx ]

1618

Committing rape (as defined in article 7, paragraph 2 (f) ) [ Article 8: 2 (b) xxii ]

41

Utilizing the presence of a civilian or other protected person as a human shield to render certain points, areas or military forces immune from military operation [ Article 8: 2 (b) xxiii ]

430

Intentionally using starvation of civilians as a method of warfare by depriving them of food and drinking water [ Article 8: 2 (b) xxv ]

34

Employing poison or poisoned weapons, including phosphorus bombs [ Article 8: 2 (b) xvii ] or [ Article 8: 2 (b) xviii ]

11

Imprisonment or other severe deprivation of physical liberty of civilians or military personnel [ Article 7: 1 (e) ]

1136

Enslavement, meaning “the exercise of any or all of the powers attaching to the right of ownership over a person” – [ Article 7: 1 (c) ]

60

Committing outrages upon personal dignity, in particular humiliating and degrading treatment of either civilians or military personnel [ Article 8: 2 (b) xxi ]

72

Compelling a prisoner of war or other protected person to serve in the forces of a hostile Power [ Article 8: 2) (a) v ]

42

Employing weapons, projectiles and material and methods of warfare which are of a nature to cause superfluous injury or unnecessary suffering, or which are inherently indiscriminate [ Article 8: 2 (b) xx ]

778

Use by Russian forces of the Ukrainiian flag or of the military insignia and uniform of the Ukrainian armed forces [ Article 8: 2 (b) vii ]

12