School Shooting Deaths

 

 

Using data from the National School Safety Center, Slate, Michael Bloomberg (as viewed on June 13, 2014), and CNN shows a significant drop in firearms deaths over the last 20 years. The National School Safety Center already has done a good job of noting whether the shootings involved gangs and whether they occurred on or near school property. Bloomberg and Slate were nowhere near as careful, and required a systematic search of news stories. Bloomberg’s analysis contains late night lone suicides involving people completely unrelated to the school, late night gang fights, cases off of school property, defensive gun use, and other cases that are unrelated to the Newtown type massacres. CNN’s redid the latest Bloomberg claim of 74 school shootings and found that if you included both K-12 and universities the total was 15 (the June school shooting in Oregon occurred right after their list of schools). We used the Bloomberg claims for the 2012-13 school year and the CNN list for the 2013-14 year.Using data from the National School Safety Center, Slate, Michael Bloomberg (as viewed on June 13, 2014), and CNN shows a significant drop in firearms deaths over the last 20 years. The National School Safety Center already has done a good job of noting whether the shootings involved gangs and whether they occurred on or near school property. Bloomberg and Slate were nowhere near as careful, and required a systematic search of news stories. Bloomberg’s analysis contains late night lone suicides involving people completely unrelated to the school, late night gang fights, cases off of school property, defensive gun use, and other cases that are unrelated to the Newtown type massacres. CNN’s redid the latest Bloomberg claim of 74 school shootings and found that if you included both K-12 and universities the total was 15 (the June school shooting in Oregon occurred right after their list of schools). We used the Bloomberg claims for the 2012-13 school year and the CNN list for the 2013-14 year.

Source: http://crimepreventionresearchcenter.org/2014/06/updated-information-on-k-12-school-shootings-deaths-the-number-of-deaths-has-been-declining-over-time/