FBI releases active shooter statistics for 2016 - 2017

Published: May. 14, 2018 at 11:07 AM CDT
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The FBI has released data on 50 shootings from 2016 and 2017 the bureau designated as “active shooter incidents.”

A total of 221 people were killed in that time, with 722 wounded.

Of the 50 shooters, all were male ranging in age from 14 to 66 years old.

The incidents ended as follows:

-13 shooters committed suicide

-11 shooters were killed by police

-8 shooters were stopped by citizens

-18 shooters were apprehended by police

The three largest shootings occurred at the Route Harvest Festival in Las Vegas in 2017, the 2016 Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando, and the 2017 Sutherland Springs First Baptist Church shooting in Texas.

In the conclusion, the FBI states in part:

“Armed and unarmed citizens engaged the shooter in 10 incidents. They safely and successfully ended the shootings in eight of those incidents. Their selfless actions likely saved many lives."

“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.”

The FBI defines an active shooter situation as one or more individuals engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a populated area.

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