FBI Report on active shooter incidents

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FBI Report on active shooter incidents

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Post by philip964 » Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:12 pm

https://www.fbi.gov/file-repository/act ... 7.pdf/view

Don’t know if this has been posted before.

Seems to look favorably on armed citizens.

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Post by Paladin » Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:48 pm

Looks like they revised their definition of "active shooter" to a more useful definition. The term "mass attacker" would be even better, as these attackers choose a variety of weapons.
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Post by Paladin » Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:18 am

Of note (for the 2 year period):

-Of the 10 citizen engagements, 80% were successful and ending the shooting
-Memorial Tire and Auto incident was the only recorded incident of a CCW holder being wounded (none were killed)
-The only security guard wounded was unarmed

Those are very impressive numbers!
Citizen Engagement and Casualties
In 10 incidents, citizens confronted the shooter. In eight of those incidents, one or more citizens safely
and successfully acted to end the shooting.
■ In four incidents, unarmed citizens confronted or persuaded the shooter to end the shooting. In two
incidents, school staff confronted and restrained the shooter. In one incident, the citizen used
his car to thwart the shooter. In one incident, the citizen persuaded the shooter to surrender via
telephone during a police chase; she ran up to the shooter’s car as he came to a stop and pulled him
out of his seat, bringing the chase to an end.
■ In four incidents, citizens possessing valid firearms permits successfully stopped the shooter. In
two incidents, citizens exchanged gunfire with the shooter. In two incidents, the citizens held the
shooter at gunpoint until law enforcement arrived.21
■ In one incident, a citizen possessing a valid firearms permit exchanged gunfire with the shooter,
causing the shooter to flee to another scene and continue shooting.22
■ In one incident, a citizen possessing a valid firearms permit was wounded before he could fire at the
shooter.23
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Re: FBI Report on active shooter incidents

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Post by srothstein » Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:00 am

Paladin wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:48 pm
Looks like they revised their definition of "active shooter" to a more useful definition. The term "mass attacker" would be even better, as these attackers choose a variety of weapons.
This study has been done by Texas State University. There is a poster of the study results from a presentation that is on the wall at the criminal justice building. I will try to get a picture of it to post.
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Post by Boxerrider » Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:05 am

srothstein wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:00 am
Paladin wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:48 pm
Looks like they revised their definition of "active shooter" to a more useful definition. The term "mass attacker" would be even better, as these attackers choose a variety of weapons.
This study has been done by Texas State University. There is a poster of the study results from a presentation that is on the wall at the criminal justice building. I will try to get a picture of it to post.
Is this it? https://www.activeattackdata.org/allattacks.html
I've been through some of the ALERRT stuff and thought it was pretty well done.

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Post by srothstein » Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:20 pm

Boxerrider wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:05 am
srothstein wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:00 am
Paladin wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:48 pm
Looks like they revised their definition of "active shooter" to a more useful definition. The term "mass attacker" would be even better, as these attackers choose a variety of weapons.
This study has been done by Texas State University. There is a poster of the study results from a presentation that is on the wall at the criminal justice building. I will try to get a picture of it to post.
Is this it? https://www.activeattackdata.org/allattacks.html
I've been through some of the ALERRT stuff and thought it was pretty well done.

Jeff
Thanks, Jeff. That was it. The poster I saw had 2019 added in and says the total as of then was 347 attacks. I don't think the rest of the statistics changed materially. The one really interesting (to me) point was that vehcile attacks remain an aberration but knife attacks, as mass attacks, have been growing fairly steadily since 2013.
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Re: FBI Report on active shooter incidents

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Post by jb2012 » Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:27 pm

srothstein wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:00 am
Paladin wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:48 pm
Looks like they revised their definition of "active shooter" to a more useful definition. The term "mass attacker" would be even better, as these attackers choose a variety of weapons.
This study has been done by Texas State University. There is a poster of the study results from a presentation that is on the wall at the criminal justice building. I will try to get a picture of it to post.
Off topic, but I spent many hours/days in a building adjacent to the criminal justice building!

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