Report: 2019 records 41 mass killings in United States
Authorities reported 41 mass killings in 2019, the most since at least the 1970s, according to researchers issuing their findings this weekend.
The Associated Press/USA TODAY/Northeastern University Mass Killings Database defines a mass killing as when four or more people are killed excluding the perpetrator.
Of the 41 in 2019, 33 were mass shootings. The summer was especially violent, when three high-profile public mass shootings occurred in just four weeks, leaving 38 killed and 66 injured.
A total of 211 people died in mass killings in 2019.
The AP’s analysis found that more than 40% of the incidents were family annihilation, which is similar to prior years. Although far less common, the 10 public mass shootings during the year were the most deadly type of mass murder, resulting in 76 deaths, not including the assailants.
One-third of the offenders died at the scene of the killing or soon after, half from suicides.
Now, have a look for yourself: We’ve compiled all of the data below, including date and location of each incident, the type of incident and manner of killing, gun types used in shootings, and some aggregated victim information, including counts of gender, child victims and relationships to their offender.
The first one occurred 19 days into the new year when a man used an ax to kill four family members including his infant daughter. A couple months later, 12 people were killed in a workplace shooting in Virginia. Twenty-two more died at a Walmart in El Paso in August.