A Study of Active Shooter Incidents in the United States Between 2000 and 2013
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Blair, J. Pete, and Schweit, Katherine W., 2014
In 2014, the FBI initiated a study of active shooter incidents with the goal to provide federal, state, and local law enforcement with data so they can better understand how to prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from these incidents. As a result, the FBI identified 160 active shooter incidents that occurred in the U.S. between 2000 and 2013. The FBI has since published A Study of the Pre-Attack Behaviors of Active Shooters in the United States Between 2000 and 2013 as a second phase to this initiative. This new study moves from an examination of the parameters of the shooting events to assessing the pre-attack behaviors of the shooters themselves.