The COVID-19 pandemic has limited the number of mass gatherings occurring across the country. The limited number of events in addition to work from home orders has led to fewer mass shootings so far in 2020. The Violence Project's James Densley and Jillian Peterson addressed the concern of mass shootings returning as states reopen. "There is … [Read more...]
As States Reopen, Could Mass Shootings Return?
Location Distribution of Mass Shootings in the US, 1966-2019
Did you know? Over a quarter of the 171 mass public shootings from 1966 to 2019 in the US occurred in workplaces. Request free access to our database for information about 100 life history variables - more coming soon! https://theviolenceproject.org/mass-shooter-data Source: Twitter Return to all data visualizations … [Read more...]
What’s an ‘Incel’? Westgate Shooting Suspect Identifies with this Online Subculture
The Violence Project co-founder James Densley spoke with reporters from NBC's 12 News yesterday to talk about the Westgate Entertainment District shootings. In interviews with police, Westgate suspect Armando JR Hernandez has claimed to be an "incel," which Densley explains is "an online subculture focused on member's perceived inability to find … [Read more...]