Quick Look: 250 Active Shooter Incidents in the United States From 2000 to 2017

The five downloadable graphics below reflect statistical information pertaining to the 250 FBI-designated active shooter incidents that occurred in the United States between 2000-2017. These graphics depict the total number of incidents per year, total casualties per year, individuals killed and wounded per year, and incident locations. Click on each graphic for a higher resolution version. (Note: Authorization to reproduce these graphics is granted.)

Active Shooter Map 1

The above map graphic contains a number of snapshot statistics of the active shooter incidents that occurred in the United States from 2000 to 2017. These statistics include 250 active shooter incidents and 2,217 casualties, including 799 killed and 1,418 wounded.


Incidents per year 2000-2017

The above bar chart contains the numbers of active shooter incidents in the United States, broken down by year, from 2000 to 2017. Those yearly numbers are: 2000, one incident; 2001, six incidents; 2002, four incidents; 2003, 11 incidents; 2004, four incidents; 2005, nine incidents; 2006, 10 incidents; 2007, 14 incidents; 2008, eight incidents; 2009, 19 incidents; 2010, 26 incidents; 2011, 10 incidents; 2012, 21 incidents; 2013, 17 incidents; 2014, 20 incidents; 2015, 20 incidents; 2016, 20 incidents; and 2017, 30 incidents. The total number of active shooter incidents during the time frame was 250.

Active Shooter Incidents Casualties per year

The above bar chart contains statistics, broken down by year, of the number of casualties that resulted from active shooter incidents from 2000 to 2017. Those yearly numbers are: 2000, seven; 2001, 43; 2002, 29; 2003, 51; 2004, 20; 2005, 51; 2006, 46; 2007, 126; 2008, 63; 2009, 143; 2010, 86; 2011, 84; 2012, 208; 2013, 86; 2014, 97; 2015, 134; 2016, 214; and 2017, 729. The total number of casualties for this time frame was 2,217.

Active Shooter Incidents Casualty Breakdown Per Year

The above stacked bar chart includes statistics on the number of killed or wounded casualties, broken down by year, after active shooting incidents in the United States between 2000 and 2017. Those numbers are: 2000, seven killed; 2001, 12 killed and 31 wounded; 2002, 11 killed and 18 wounded; 2003, 29 killed and 22 wounded; 2004, 14 killed and six wounded; 2005, 24 killed and 27 wounded; 2006, 23 killed and 23 wounded; 2007, 69 killed and 57 wounded; 2008, 29 killed and 34 wounded; 2009, 65 killed and 78 wounded; 2010, 37 killed and 49 wounded; 2011, 32 killed and 52 wounded; 2012, 90 killed and 118 wounded; 2013, 44 killed and 42 wounded; 2014, 36 killed and 61 wounded; 2015, 56 killed and 78 wounded; 2016, 83 killed and 129 wounded; and 2017, 138 killed and 591 wounded. During the time frame, the total number killed was 799 and the total number wounded was 1,418.

Active Shooter Incident Location Categories

The above pie chart shows a statistical breakdown of the location categories where the 250 active shooter incidents took place in the U.S. from 2000 to 2017. Those location categories include: areas of commerce, 105 incidents or 42 percent; educational environments, 52 incidents or 21 percent; government property, 25 incidents or 10 percent; open spaces, 35 incidents or 14 percent; residences, 12 incidents or 5 percent; houses of worship, ten incidents or 4 percent; and health care facilities, ten incidents or 4 percent.