Mother Jones – an American magazine for providing investigation and breaking news reporting on politics – has released the data of mass shootings by Untied States from 1982 to 2015.
The original data was released on December 28, 2012 showing shootings report from 1982 to 2012 that has been now extended to 2015 showing the massive shootings in US, weapons used, and much more about United States. The fact is that with the passage of time, shooting cases increased instead of decreasing. The frequency of mass shootings over the period has skyrocketed – and no one has been able to stop it.
Fatalities – 566 approx.
Injured – 513 approx.
Victim – 1085 approx.
Types of Guns Used – 7
Guns Used – Semiautomatic Handgun, Shotgun, Revolver, Assault Rifle, Handgun, Semiautomatic Assault Handgun, Assault Shotgun, Derringer.
Venues – Military, Religious Place, School, Workplace, Other.
Mass Shootings in the United States:
Public mass shootings defined as a lone shooter who took the lives of at least four people in a public place. If the shooter died he is not included in the count. Crimes primarily related to gang activity, armed robbery, or domestic violence in homes is not included.
Fatalities from Mass Shootings in the U.S.:
Fatalities from mass shootings in the United States were approximately 566 during the period.
Injuries from Mass Shootings in the U.S:
Around 513 people were injured during the period. The injured shooters are not the part of this figure.
Guns Used in Mass Shootings:
Number of times a gun was used in a mass shooting since 1982 out of total number of mass shootings.