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 30 November 2022


Distribution of cases by month

Total number of incidents: 26603

War crimes incidents map

Categories

The target of an assaultNo. of incidentsNo. of victimsMore details
Death of an individual 3316 6118
Those wounded or whose health was otherwise damaged2537 7198
Rape14 15
Violation of other rights537 2781
Disappearance of an individual2274 3012
DescriptionNo. of incidentsMore details
Shops, centres and other business properties2226
NGOs24
Educational institutions1114
Government buildings280
Residential buildings9988
Transport infrastructure302
Farmland, forests, etc.309
Hospitals304
Entertainment institutions250
Religious buildings199
Object of life support infrastructure948
Historic monuments132
Bridges61
Means of transport1600
Humanitarian convoys9
Humanitarian corridors8
IncidentNo. of incidentsMore details
Shelling, bombardment20847
Shooting from firearms448
Detonation of explosives350
Damage to means of transport58
Torture, inhuman treatment, violation of human dignity287
Disappearances2194
Unlawful detention313
Use of civilian population as a human shield292
Seizure of personal property807
Deliberate killing of a civilian243
Deliberate wounding of a civilian44
Mass, forced deportation of people to Russia18
Attacks on stores of humanitarian aid, humanitarian convoy, mission or corridor 10
Ecological damage arising from shelling / bombardment9
Rape12
Hostage-taking2
Forced mobilisation18
Violation of human dignity11
Seizure of a civilian building146

On the basis of available information, the T4P initiative has provisionally qualified one or another incident according to the definitions included in the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. A conclusive definition will be provided by investigative agencies and the court. In the following list Article 8 refers to “War Crimes”, Article 7 to “Crimes against Humanity”.

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 ]1609
Attacking or bombarding, by whatever means, towns, villages, dwellings or buildings which are undefended [ Article 8: 2 (b) v)]210
Intentionally directing attacks against civilian objects [ Article 8: 2 (b) ii ])5890
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 ]12355
Extensive destruction and appropriation of property [ Article 8: 2 (a) iv ]482
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” ]497
Wilfully causing great suffering, or serious injury to body or health [ Article 8: 2 (a) iii ] 179
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 ] 31
Enforced disappearance of persons [ Article 7: 1 i ]902
Torture or inhuman treatment of civilians and military personnel [[ Article 7: 1 (f) or Article 8: 2 (a) ii ]310
Taking of hostages [ Article 8: 2 (a) viii ]9
Intentionally directing attacks against personnel, installations, material, units or vehicles involved in humanitarian assistance or a humanitarian corridor[ Article 8: 2 (b) iii ]44
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 ]2301
Intentionally launching an attack in the knowledge that such attack will cause incidental injury to civilians [ Article 8: 2 (b) iv ]2309
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 ]63
Pillaging a town or place, even when taken by assault [ Article 8: 2 (b) xvi ]619
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 ]1376
Committing rape (as defined in article 7, paragraph 2 (f) ) [ Article 8: 2 (b) xxii ]20
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 ]321
Intentionally using starvation of civilians as a method of warfare by depriving them of food and drinking water [ Article 8: 2 (b) xxv ]15
Employing poison or poisoned weapons, including phosphorus bombs [ Article 8: 2 (b) xvii ] or [ Article 8: 2 (b) xviii ]10
Imprisonment or other severe deprivation of physical liberty of civilians or military personnel [ Article 7: 1 (e) ]487
Enslavement, meaning “the exercise of any or all of the powers attaching to the right of ownership over a person” – [ Article 7: 1 (c) ]13
Committing outrages upon personal dignity, in particular humiliating and degrading treatment of either civilians or military personnel [ Article 8: 2 (b) xxi ] 32
Compelling a prisoner of war or other protected person to serve in the forces of a hostile Power [ Article 8: 2) (a) v ]19
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 ]240
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 ]11