Most of the statistics in the text were originally compiled by Rummel, whose database covers the period to 1987.
For several years, the period stated ends in 1987. This is because the data on which these statistics are based is available only up until that year. It does not imply that the genocidal acts referred to necessarily ceased after that date.
Stated ranges of people killed, which in many cases are broad, are based on the lowest and highest estimates available.
Numbers are of deaths except where otherwise stated.
Perpetrators are governments except where otherwise stated.
These statistics do not include combatants killed in war.
Harff, B & Gurr, T (1987), Genocides and Politicides since 1945: Evidence and Anticipation, Institute of the International Conference on the Holocaust and Genocide, Jerusalem
Rummel, R J, Statistics of Genocide,
Tatz, C, (1999), Genocide in Australia,
Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
Totten, S; Parsons, W & Charny, I (1997),Century of Genocide, Garland.
links to genocide sites
Rummel, R J 'Freedom, Democracy, Peace; Power, Democide and War'
Internet Resources on Genocide and Mass Killing
Simon Wiesenthal Center Multimedia Learning Center Online
C.A.N.D.L.E.S. Holocaust Museum
Cybrary of the Holocaust
Imperial War Museum: Crimes Against Humanity Exhibition