Who knew the FBI had a research division? Well apparently they do and the Bureau has just released a study of active-shooter incidents between 2007 and 2013. Here are some of the findings in the FBI study:
* Number of people killed in active shooter incidents in the last 14 years: 486.
* Total number of active shooter incidents in the period researchers dealt with: 160 incidents.
* Average number of active-shooter incidents between the years 2000 and 2006: 6.4
* Average number of active shooter incidents between the years 2007 and 2013: 16.4
* FBI definition of active shooter incident: incidents not directly linked to gang violence or drugs and where police and citizens had an opportunity to influence the outcome.
* Location of active shooter incidents: 46 percent in places of business, and schools where 24 percent of active shooter incidents occurred.
* Deadliest active shooter incidents: 2007 shooting at Virginia Tech University (32 people were killed) and the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School (27 died excluding the gunman.)
* Percentage of active-shooter incidents where unarmed bystanders or school staffers confronted the gunman and stopped the shooter: 13 percent.
* Number of police officers killed confronting active shooters: 9
* Number of police officers wounded after confronting active shooters: 28
* Percentage of active shooters that committed suicide at the incident: 40 percent.