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FBI: Active Shooter Incidents in the United States in 2018

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By the Numbers
* 27 incidents in 16 states
* 213 casualties – excluding the shooters
* 85 killed
* 2 law enforcement officers killed
* 1 unarmed security officer
* 128 wounded
* 6 law enforcement officers wounded

* 27 shooters – 23 male, 3 female, 1 at large
* 10 committed suicide
* 11 apprehended by police
* 4 killed by police
* 1 killed by citizens
* 1 at large
* 9 incidents ended with the exchange of gunfire between the shooters and law enforcement

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The 27 active shooter incidents occurred in 16 states.
■ Four incidents occurred in California.
■ Three incidents occurred in Florida.
■ Two incidents occurred in each of the following states: Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, New Mexico, Pennsylvania,
and Texas.
■ One incident occurred in each of the following states: Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee,
Washington, and Wisconsin.
Ten of the 27 incidents met the criteria cited in the federal definition of “mass killings,” that is, “three or more
killings in a single incident.


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