Thursday, September 25, 2014
FBI Report on America's Mass Shootings Paints Dark Picture
There's something for every side in a new report from the FBI showing an alarming increase in mass shootings in America.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation identified 160 mass shootings that killed 486 people and injured 557 between 2000 and 2013. The study found that the average number of such incidents increased from 6.4 a year between 2000 and 2006 to 16.4 from 2006 through 2013.
The shootings 'are cropping up around the country at an alarming rate,' Jmes Yacone, an FBI agent in charge of the bureau's critical incident response group, said at a news conference in Washington.
The report found that most mass shootings are over in well under 5-minutes and about a third last less than 2-minutes. In 107 of 160-mass shootings for which timelines existed, police arrived after the violence ended.