Middle East Voices has been publishing available data from both activists and the Syrian government to get a sense of the number of people killed in the Syrian conflict of 2011-2012.
@SyriaTracker is a “crowdsourced effort developed by individuals concerned about the harm inflicted upon civilians in Syria,” according to its website. The effort, which has been in existence since the conflict began has been recording civilian deaths since March 18, 2011. (Deaths of government soldiers, security forces and police officers are not reflected in the data.)
Syria Tracker’s detailed data has been plotted on Google Earth Maps and is updated regularly. Middle East Voices regularly mirrors this data on this site.
Here are the latest figures according to Syria Tracker:
16,254 documented killings in Syria, March 18, 2011 thru June 9, 2012
Note: On the Google Earth map below, each red label in Arabic represents the name of a slain Syrian citizen. You may use fly-over navigation and click on a red pin to see the number of deaths in a single neighborhood.
Syria Tracker is using Ushahidi to crowdsource information through web uploads and Twitter when a civilian death is reported. The Ushahidi map below represents the same data set as above except is updated in near real time when a report is confirmed.
Other activists and human rights groups such as SyrianShuhada (in Arabic and English) are also collecting reports of deaths. VOA cannot independently verify the data in these projects.
Syrian Government Figures
Since the uprising began, the Syrian government has not released comprehensive data nor maps in a central location to indicate the total number of civilians and soldiers killed in the conflict from their perspective. However, on March 30, 2012, this document was circulated at the United Nations and provided to us by our UN correspondent.
According to this document:
3,211 civilians killed in Syria (March 18, 2011 - March 25, 2012)
2,088 army and security forces personnel killed in Syria (March 18, 2011 - March 25, 2012)
478 police officers killed in Syria (March 18, 2011 - March 25, 2012)