Gun Violence in America
The Violence Project has produced a 50 page comprehensive report on gun violence in America. This free report examines the history of guns in the United States, the prevalence of gun violence in our communities, trends in mass shootings, and the rise of “performance violence” in an age of social media. This report also analyses what works in gun violence prevention and intervention. Download here:
Densley, J. & Peterson, J. (2017). Gun violence in America. St. Paul, MN: The Violence Project LLC. doi: 10.13140/RG.2.2.29196.00649
Mass Shooter Database
The Violence Project is currently building a database of public mass shooters in the United States from 1966 to 2017. This extends the work of Grant Duwe, Mother Jones, The Washington Post, and others. Based on an extensive content analysis, we are systematically coding offenders on 50 different psycho-social variables. We aim to use statistical modeling to look for patterns in the data that can better inform research and policy.
Coming Spring 2018
Associated Press: Minnesota Researchers Create Mass Shooting Database
Associated Press: Mass shootings aren’t more frequent, but they are deadlier
Minnesota Public Radio: “This Shooter is a Little Different”: Hamline Professor Studies Mass Shootings
Twin Cities WCCO: How Common are Mass Shootings?
Twin Cities KARE 11: Trying to Make Sense of Mass Shootings