Perspective

By GDBA

Then and Now: Comparing FBI Active Shooter Stats

From 2011 to 2014, the rate of mass shootings in America tripled. By the end of 2017, things are even worse — much worse. The FBI’s recently published report on Active Shooter Incidents in the U.S. during 2016 and 2017 illuminates these grim results:

We pulled these statistics from three FBI published reports on Active Shooter Incidents in the United States. 2000 to 2013 | 2014 and 2015 | 2016 and 2017

Active Shooter Incidents on the Rise

Casualties on the Rise

Shooter Stopped by Citizens (not Police)

The latest FBI report concludes, “The enhanced threat posed by active shooters and the swiftness with which active shooter incidents unfold support the importance of preparation by law enforcement officers and citizens alike.”

Though your chances of encountering an active shooter are extremely rare, the consequences can be devastating. As the numbers continue to climb, it is important to be comfortably aware of your surroundings, and if attacked, to always be an active participant in their own survival.

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