Active Shootings In The United States

A series of four studies on active shooter incidents in the United States between 2000 and 2018 by Texas State University and the FBI found:

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  1. 121/277 in commercial environments
  2. 57/277 incidents in educational environments
  3. In businesses closed to the public, 33/37 (89%) shooters were current or former employees
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A study from the Crime Prevention Research Center found that 94% of all active shooter events between 1950 and June of 2019 occurred in gun-free zones.

Who Is Stopping The Shooter?

Here are some additional facts from the original FBI study on the 160 Active Shootings from 2000-2013.  While there are not updated statistics on this information currently published, what we know from available data indicates that these trends will remain accurate.

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These numbers should show you that in essentially all active assailant situations, you will be on your own for some amount of time and that it will not always be the police who cause an event to end.  Twenty three events ending in 2 minutes or less highlights just how important it is to have a prepared and rehearsed response plan ahead of time.

The updated studies from 2000-2018 also found that:

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These numbers reinforce for you that you are not powerless in these events. Knowing that 32 events were successfully stopped by unarmed citizens should give you confidence that you are never out of the fight!

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In FBI studies on active shooters from 2000 to 2018, it was found that in businesses closed to the public, 89% of active shooters were current or former employees. 

Domestic Violence In The Workplace

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21%

21%

The percentage of full-time employed adults who report being victims of domestic violence.

74%

74%

The percentage of female domestic violence victims who report being harassed at work by their abuser.

42%

42%

The percentage of female homicides in the workplace that were committed by their intimate partner.  This number is 2% for men.  

7.9 million

7.9 million

The number of paid workdays lost each year due to domestic violence, according to a study by the Department of Health and Human Services.

54%

54%

The percentage found in a survey of domestic violence victims who chose to NOT disclose the abuse to their workplace.

Reflective Question:

Do you know your coworkers well enough to notice if there were any concerning changes in their behavior?

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