Quick Look: 220 Active Shooter Incidents in the United States Between 2000-2016

The five downloadable graphics below reflect statistical information pertaining to the 220 FBI-designated active shooter incidents that occurred in the U.S. between 2000-2-16. These graphics depict the total number of incidents per year, total casualties per year, individuals killed and wounded per year, and incident location. Click on each image for the PDF version. (Note: Authorization to reproduce these graphics is granted.)

Map: 220 Active Shooter Incidents in the United States
Between 2000 – 2016

The above map graphic contains a number of snapshot statistics of the active shooter incidents that occurred in the United States from 2000 to 2016. These statistics include 220 active shooter incidents and 1,486 casualties, including 661 killed and 825 wounded.


Quick Look: 220 Active Shooter Incidents in the United States Between 2000 - 2016
Incidents Per Year

The above bar chart contains the numbers of active shooter incidents in the United States, broken down by year, from 2000 to 2016. 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; and 2016, 20 incidents. The total number of active shooter incidents during the time frame was 220.

Quick Look: 220 Active Shooter Incidents in the United States Between 2000 - 2016
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 2016. 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; and 2016, 212. The total number of casualties for this time frame was 1,486.

Quick Look: 220 Active Shooter Incidents in the United States Between 2000 - 2016

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 2013. 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; and 2016, 83 killed and 129 wounded. During the time frame, the total number killed was 661 and the total number wounded was 825.

Quick Look: 220 Active Shooter Incidents in the United States Between 2000 - 2016
Location Categories

The above pie chart shows a statistical breakdown of the location categories where the 220 active shooter incidents took place in the U.S. from 2000 to 2016. Those location categories include: areas of commerce, 56 incidents or 43.2 percent; educational environments, 48 incidents or 21.8 percent; government property, 23 incidents or 10.5 percent; open spaces, 29 incidents or 13.2 percent; residences, 11 incidents or 5 percent; houses of worship, eight incidents or 3.6 percent; and health care facilities, six incidents or 3.6 percent.