Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Troubling numbers: Active shooter incidents on the rise

The US Attorney General Eric Holder made an troubling comment in a speech to the International Association of Chief's of Police last week. The speech was given a day or so after a tragic school shooting in Nevada.
"Between 2000 and 2008, the United States experienced an average of approximately five active shooter incidents every year. Alarmingly, since 2009, this annual average has tripled. We’ve seen at least 12 active shooter situations so far in 2013. Even more troubling, these incidents seem to be getting more and more deadly. 
Over the last four years, America has witnessed an increase of nearly 150 percent in the number of people shot and killed in connection with active shooter incidents."
Via The Atlantic Wire 


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