FBI active shooter report shows 50 percent increase

WASHINGTON, DC (WKRN) – The number of active shootings has increased by more than 50% from 2020 to 2021, according to a report from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released Monday. According to the report, the FBI designated 61 separate shootings as shootings last year. In those incidents, 103 people were killed and 140 injured, not counting the shooters.

Three of those incidents took place in Tennessee, including two mid-state: the Antioch Smile Direct Club shooting in August, the Gallatin Lock 4 Park shooting in June, and the Collierville Kroger shooting in October.

The report says the number of active shooting situations has been on an upward trend from 2017 to 2021. Last year’s 61 active shootings increased 52.5% year-over-year and 96.8 % compared to 2017.

Also trending upward is the number of casualties in 2021, up 48% from the previous year of 164. Casualties in 2021 represent the third-highest total number of casualties over the past five years, according to the report. 2021 also has the highest death toll since 2017, a 171.1 percent increase from 2020 and well above the average (92.3) for the 2017-2020 timeframe. The number of injured people (140 people) in 2021 increased by 11.1% compared to 126 people in 2020, although this is lower than the average (253 people) for the period 2017-2020.

In Tennessee, the Collierville Kroger shooting ranks among the deadliest, with one person killed and 14 injured. It is listed only after the shooting of the FedEx Ground Plainfield Operations Center in Indianapolis, which left eight people dead and seven injured.

The report also points to an emerging trend among FBI officials regarding mobile shooters; namely shooters who shoot at multiple locations, in a single day, or in different locations over several days.

Each incident in 2021 was made by a separate individual. Sixty of the shooters were men; one is female. The shooters ranged in age from 12 to 67 years old. Two of them wore armor to carry out their shooting. Thirty shooters were arrested by law enforcement, 14 were killed by law enforcement, 4 were killed by armed citizens, one was shot dead in a car crash During a pursuit by law enforcement, 11 people shot to death by suicide and one shot the other.

The FBI classifies active shooters and mass shooters differently. The FBI defines “an active shooter” as “one or more individuals actively involved in the murder or attempted murder in a densely populated area.” The implicit definition in the FBI’s definition is the use of a gun by a shooter. Also implied is inherently the ongoing nature of an incident, and thus the ability to react to influence the outcome, while a mass murder is defined as three or more murders in a single incident. case.

Since 2013, TBI has partnered with the Department of Justice’s Judicial Assistance Department to help provide Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response (ALERRT) to law enforcement. ALERRT is the national standard for active-fire response, independent of the responding agency, and combines tactical best practices and lessons learned from previous active-shooting incidents.

The FBI also supports the “Don’t Name Them” campaign, which works in conjunction with ALERRT standards. The campaign encourages media, law enforcement and media officers to shift their focus from the perpetrators of active shootings to the victims and survivors that the hero has prevented. block them, as well as the communities that come together to help in the healing process.

The agency also provides resources on how to report someone suspected of planning an active shooting, including training videos. Anyone suspected of committing such an act must be reported immediately to law enforcement.

For in-depth stats from the FBI, read the full report here.

https://www.wkrn.com/news/local-news/active-shooters-increased-50-in-2021-fbi-report-says/ FBI active shooter report shows 50 percent increase

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