Last evening following the terrorist attack we heard politicians and commentators refer to this jihadi event as one of more than 350 “mass shootings” for 2015, more than one a day. Wow, where did this come from?
They finally shared “Mass Shooting Tracker”. http://shootingtracker.com/wiki/Mass_Shootings_in_2015
The 2015 data was in Excel format and we saved here 2015CURRENT which documented 354 “mass shooting” (involves four or more victims) events for 2015 in chronological order. We sorted by State and saved the document.
- Only 18.3% (65 of 354) had identified shooter(s). This implies ‘drive-by shootings’ and other gang like activities are included.
- Top 5 States account for 35.0% with top 10 accounting for 55.9% of the total. MassByState . This analysis further shows the impact of sites ie: Chicago have on the claims made “more than one mass shooting per day”.