The FBI has released a set of one-page sheets detailing active shooter incidents between 2000-2018. Each page concentrates on one aspect of these incidents, such as casualty breakdown or incident locations, giving law enforcement officers, first responders, businesses, educators and the general public a better understanding of related statistics.
The FBI notes a possible shift in shooter outcome. The number of shooter suicides and shooters killed have gone down in the past few years while apprehensions by law enforcement have increased.
Between 2000-2018, the FBI identified 277 active shooter incidents in the United States with 282 shooters. In those incidents, there were 2,430 casualties (884 killed and 1,546 wounded). Law enforcement personnel made up 104 of the total casualties; the rest were civilians.
Some numbers of interest to first responders, venue and business owners and other stakeholders:
- Shooters are most likely to be apprehended by law enforcement. Shooter suicide comes in a close second.
- Most incidents happen in commerce areas, followed by educational settings.
- Only four incidents out of 277 had multiple shooters.
See the individual one-page sheets for more detailed statistics.