Did you know? 46 of the mass shooters in our database had their #shooting well-planned in advance of the crime. Data from the Violence Project's mass shooter database. #datadriven Source: Twitter Return to all data visualizations … [Read more...]
Planning of Mass Shootings
Virus Job Losses, Evictions Seen Risking Mass Attacks in Future
"Anxiety about the pandemic and continued shutdowns may tamp down public fears of mass attacks in public spaces when the economy reopens, said Jillian Peterson, an assistant professor of criminology and criminal justice at Hamline University in Minnesota and co-founder of the Violence Project. 'The other line of thinking, which I think to me is … [Read more...]
Suicidality in Mass Shooters
Over 70% of the #massshooters in our database experienced suicidality either before or during their shooting. All efforts of suicide prevention and crisis intervention should be prioritized to save countless lives. #prevention Source: Twitter Return to all data visualizations … [Read more...]
The United States Secret Service released a report of mass attacks in public spaces during 2019. Their findings mimic ours.
The United States Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center recently released a report detailing mass attacks in public spaces during 2019. Their report analyzed 34 targeted attacks that took place in public or semi-public spaces and harmed three or more individuals. This report's findings mimic findings from our updated and expanded … [Read more...]
No mass shootings in the U.S. since the pandemic started — what about once it’s over?
"We've never had anything like this." The Violence Project's Jillian Peterson spoke with Tom Miller about the drop off of mass shootings since the pandemic started. The discussion also covered risk factors and trends in mass shootings before 2020. Read about their conversation here. Source: KXAN Author: Tom Miller … [Read more...]