Thursday, September 25, 2014

Mass Shootings on Rise in US

Mass Shootings on Rise in US ---

Active-shooter incidents 2000-13 by type of location

73 Commerce
39 Education
16 Government
15 Open space
7 Residences
6 Houses of worship
4 Health-care facilities
Source: FBI from Wall Street Journal graphic

160 shootings listed "active shooter: an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a populated area"

Average of 16.4 active-shooter incidents per year 2006-2013 twice 6.4 from 2000 to 2006.

486 people killed and 557 wounded in the incidents

Did not include gang-related violence, drug-related or primary purpose pubic suicide

Does not include other methods of public attacks such as beatings, stabbings, bombings or vehicle rampage running people down or intentional collisions.

Many have deeply held "personal grievances" says FBI behavioral expert Andre Simons

Worst 2012 with 90 killed and 118 wounded in 21 incidents including Aurora theater and Sandy Hook school.

9 law enforcement were killed

1 in 4 in schools or colleges

40% committed suicide

All but 6 men

Some of the largest
1 32 Asian-Virginia Tech
2 27 White-Sandy Hook
3 13 Asian- Binghamton NY
4 13 WestAsian - Fort Hood
5 12 Black NavyYard

Of top 5, only one was white. 2 Asian, 1 middle-eastern, 1 black.


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