12-09-2015, 10:31 PM #1Registered User
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Mass Shooting Stats 2015 - Reference Only *NO DISCUSSION*
I've been engrossed in the below site. I've went through and pulled the following information on the identified assailants:
I've identified 88 assailants so far. And did some math. Here's how it adds up:
White Male Age 0 - 18 1 assailant roughly 1%
White Male Age 19 - 30 17 assailants 19.3%
White Male Age 31 - 40 10 assailants 11.3%
White Male Age 41 - 50 6 assailants 6.8%
White Male Age 51 - 60 4 assailants 4.5%
White Male Age 61+ 1 assailant roughly 1%
Black Male Age 0 - 18 1 assailant roughly 1%
Black Male Age 19 - 30 20 assailants 22.6%
Black Male Age 31 - 40 12 assailants 13.6%
Black Male Age 41 - 50 4 assailants 4.5%
Black Male Age 61+ 1 roughly 1%
Hispanic Male Age 19 - 30 1 assailant roughly 1%
Hispanic Male Age 31 - 40 1 assailant roughly 1%
Middle Eastern Male Age 19 - 30 2 assailants 2.2%
Middle Eastern Male Age 41 - 50 1 assailant roughly 1%
Asian Male Age 19 - 30 1 assailant roughly 1%
Native American Male Age 21 - 30 1 assailant roughly 1%
White Female Age 31 - 40 2 assailants 2.2%
Hispanic Female Age 31 - 40 1 assailant roughly 1%
Middle Eastern Female Age 21 - 30 1 assailant roughly 1%
My goal is to research the mass shootings and attempt to keep adding to the table linked as information updates. I've found this very eye opening.
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12-09-2015, 10:34 PM #2Registered User
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This is a "no discussion thread". For statistics only. Thanks.
12-09-2015, 10:49 PM #3
(This analysis is for shootings between January 2009 and July 2015)
Analysis of Mass Shootings
Comprehensive analysis of every mass shooting between January 2009 and July 2015 that was identifiable through FBI data and media reports.
Domestic or Family Violence
Whereas 15% of total gun homicide victims in the U.S. between 2008-12 were female, 50% of the victims of mass shootings in this analysis were female.
Perpetrators of mass shootings are generally older than perpetrators of gun violence in the U.S. as a whole.
Whereas the median age of known overall gun murderers in the U.S. is 26, the median age of perpetrators of mass shootings was 34.
Of 133 examined incidents, in only one was there evidence the shooter was prohibited by federal law from possessing guns due to severe mental illness.
In 58 of the 133 incidents (44%), the shooter committed suicide during the incident.
All told, no more than 17 of the shootings (13%) took place entirely in public spaces that were so-called “gun-free" zones.
12-09-2015, 11:13 PM #4
The math of mass shootings
There is no universally accepted definition of a mass shooting, and different organizations use different criteria. In this piece we look at the deadliest cases, beginning Aug. 1, 1966, when ex-Marine sniper Charles Whitman killed his wife and mother, then climbed a 27-story tower at the University of Texas and killed 14 more people before police shot him to death. The numbers here refer to 124 events in which four or more people were killed by a lone shooter (or two shooters in three cases). An average of seven people died during each event, often including the shooters.
Each gun was used to kill an average of three people, not counting shooters. The 814 people came from nearly every imaginable race, religion and socioeconomic background, and 141 were children or teenagers.
Shooters brought an average of three weapons to each shooting; one carried seven guns. We don’t know how all the guns were acquired, but of the ones we know, 141 were obtained legally and 39 were obtained illegally.
All but three of the mass shooters were male, the vast majority were age 20 to 49, and many showed previous signs of mental illness. More than half — 71 of them — died at or near the scene of the shooting, often by killing themselves.
41 states and the District
A small percentage of total gun deaths
People killed in mass shootings make up less than half of 1 percent of the people shot to death in the United States. More than half of gun deaths every year are suicides. In 2015, more than 12,000 people have been killed by guns, according to the Gun Violence Archive.
(More at link, including interactive graphics of weapons, victims, shooters, and locations.)
01-14-2016, 08:33 PM #5
2015: The year of mass shootings
Mass shootings in the United States drew an enormous amount of attention in 2015. In early December, the NewsHour plotted the locations of these shootings in a map, using data from the Mass Shooting Tracker. This post was widely shared across social media.
According to the Tracker’s data, which defines a mass shooting as an incident in which at least four people are killed or wounded, there were 372 mass shootings in the U.S. in 2015, killing 475 and wounding 1,870.
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