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Mass Shootings By State 2021

A mass shooting is defined as an incident that involves several victims of gun violence. There is not an exact definition, but several groups have come up with specific criteria for what defines a mass shooting. The Gun Violence Archive states that a mass shooting involves at least four people aside from the perpetrator of the act. These victims must have been shot in the same location at approximately the same time. On the other hand, the Congressional Research Service has defined a mass shooting a little differently, stating that a mass shooting has fatalities.

For the purpose of this article, we’re going to look at data based on the Gun Violence Archive’s definition. This means that a mass shooting is defined as four or more people that were shot at the same general location and time. This data also looks at mass shootings since 2013 through August 2019.

Throughout the nation, there have been over 2,100 mass shootings during this time period. Over 2,400 people have been killed, while over 9,000 have been injured in these incidents.

Here are the 10 states with the most mass shootings:

  1. California (257)
  2. Illinois (209)
  3. Florida (147)
  4. Texas (129)
  5. New York (96)
  6. Pennsylvania (92)
  7. Georgia (89)
  8. Louisiana (87)
  9. Tennessee (84)
  10. Ohio (80)

Mass Shootings By State 2021

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Mass Shootings By State 2021

State Mass Shootings 2021 Pop.
California25739,613,493
Illinois20912,569,321
Florida14721,944,577
Texas12929,730,311
New York9619,299,981
Pennsylvania9212,804,123
Georgia8910,830,007
Louisiana874,627,002
Tennessee846,944,260
Ohio8011,714,618
Missouri736,169,038
Michigan669,992,427
New Jersey658,874,520
Maryland586,065,436
Delaware58990,334
North Carolina5710,701,022
Virginia548,603,985
Indiana546,805,663
Alabama494,934,193
South Carolina445,277,830
Mississippi342,966,407
Kentucky284,480,713
Arizona277,520,103
Washington247,796,941
Colorado245,893,634
Oklahoma223,990,443
Minnesota215,706,398
Connecticut193,552,821
Arkansas193,033,946
Nevada183,185,786
Kansas182,917,224
Massachusetts166,912,239
New Mexico152,105,005
Nebraska81,951,996
Oregon74,289,439
Wisconsin65,852,490
Iowa63,167,974
Utah53,310,774
Rhode Island41,061,509
West Virginia31,767,859
Montana31,085,004
South Dakota2896,581
Maine21,354,522
Vermont1623,251
Alaska1724,357
Wyoming581,075
North Dakota770,026
New Hampshire1,372,203
Idaho1,860,123
Hawaii1,406,430

Mass Shootings By State 2021