Active Shooters in the United States- Key Facts & Statistics 2018 #infographic

Active Shooters in the United States- Key Facts & Statistics 2018 #infographic

Active shooter events have become an increasingly common problem over the past decade, particularly in the United States. In a 2000-2018 FBI report on active shooter cases, we see that 2017 was the worst reported year, with 2018 being almost a second. Over the first seven years of FBI study, an average of 6.4 active shooter incidents occurred each year. The average has risen to 16.4 in the last seven years of the study annually.

Schools and workplaces in particular are at risk, with almost 60% of all mass shootings taking place at workplaces. There have been 236 massacres in the classroom and 296 lives lost since Columbine (1999) in AmericanK-12 schools and broader educational institutions. 2018 is the second worst record year for active shooter events–27 Active shooter shootings resulted in 213 deaths in 16 countries (excluding shooters).

Given the spectrum of locations where active shooter events take place, efficiently responding to such incidents to reduce damage and save lives is a job that falls not only to the police, but also to EMS staff, security and public security officials, schools, office staff and government members.

Active Shooters in the United States- Key Facts & Statistics 2018 #infographic

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