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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 2022
Year Elementary and secondary schools Postsecondary institutions
Number of incidents Number of casualties1 Number of incidents Number of casualties1
TotalKilledWoundedTotalKilledWounded
123456789
200000000000
20012202180000
200200002963
2003324311312
200411010000

2005

2


18

10

8

0

0

0

0
20066209111505
200714041493217
20080000223716
200910001202

2010

4

3

6

0

6

2

8

4

4
201112110000
2012336306218810
2013362421156
2014312572716

2015

0


0

0

0

1

16

9

7
2016311290000
20174278190000
201858129520000
20192143111624

2020

0


0

0

0

0

0

0

0
2021 2 14 4 10 0 0 0 0
2022 4   52 23 29 0 0 0 0
1Number of casualties excludes active shooters and may include casualties that occurred as part of the same incident but at different locations. For shooter outcomes, see table 228.16.
2Includes one active shooter incident at a county board of education meeting.
3Includes 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 2022, 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, Active Shooter Incidents in the United States in 2016 and 2017, Active Shooter Incidents in the United States in 2018, Active Shooter Incidents in the United States in 2019, Active Shooter Incidents: 20-Year Review 2000-2019, Active Shooter Incidents in the United States in 2020, Active Shooter Incidents in the United States in 2021, and Active Shooter Incidents in the United States in 2022, retrieved August 7, 2023, from https://www.fbi.gov/about/partnerships/office-of-partner-engagement/active-shooter-resources. (This table was prepared August 2023.)

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