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Table 228.15. Number of active shooter incidents at educational institutions and number of casualties, by level of institution: 2000 through 2017
Year Elementary and secondary schools Postsecondary institutions
Number of
incidents
Number of casualties1 Number of
incidents
Number of casualties1
Total Killed Wounded Total Killed Wounded
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
2000 0   0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001 2   20 2 18 0 0 0 0
2002 0   0 0 0 1 6 3 3
2003 3 2 4 3 1 1 3 1 2
2004 1   1 0 1 0 0 0 0
                   
2005 2   18 10 8 0 0 0 0
2006 6   20 9 11 0 0 0 0
2007 1   4 0 4 1 49 32 17
2008 0   0 0 0 2 23 7 16
2009 1   0 0 0 1 2 0 2
                   
2010 4 3 6 0 6 2 8 4 4
2011 1   2 1 1 0 0 0 0
2012 3   36 30 6 2 18 8 10
2013 3   6 2 4 2 11 5 6
2014 3   12 5 7 2 7 1 6
                   
2015 0   0 0 0 1 16 9 7
2016 3   11 2 9 0 0 0 0
2017 4   13 3 10 0 0 0 0
1 Number of casualties excludes active shooters. For shooter outcomes, see table 228.16.
2 Includes one active shooter incident at a county board of education meeting.
3 Includes one active shooter incident at a city school board meeting.
NOTE: The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) defines an active shooter as "one or more individuals actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a populated area" (Active Shooter Incidents in the United States in 2016 and 2017, available at the URL shown in the SOURCE note).
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, A Study of Active Shooter Incidents in the United States Between 2000 and 2013, Active Shooter Incidents in the United States in 2014 and 2015, and Active Shooter Incidents in the United States in 2016 and 2017, retrieved August 10, 2018, from https://www.fbi.gov/about/partnerships/office-of-partner-engagement/active-shooter-resources. (This table was prepared August 2018.)

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