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Mass Shootings by State 2022

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 2022

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Mass Shootings by State 2022

State Mass Shootings 2022 Pop.
California25739,995,077
Illinois20912,808,884
Florida14722,085,563
Texas12929,945,493
New York9620,365,879
Pennsylvania9213,062,764
Georgia8910,916,760
Louisiana874,682,633
Tennessee847,023,788
Ohio8011,852,036
Missouri736,188,111
Michigan6610,116,069
New Jersey659,388,414
Delaware581,008,350
Maryland586,257,958
North Carolina5710,620,168
Indiana546,845,874
Virginia548,757,467
Alabama495,073,187
South Carolina445,217,037
Mississippi342,960,075
Kentucky284,539,130
Arizona277,303,398
Colorado245,922,618
Washington247,901,429
Oklahoma224,000,953
Minnesota215,787,008
Arkansas193,030,646
Connecticut193,612,314
Kansas182,954,832
Nevada183,185,426
Massachusetts167,126,375
New Mexico152,129,190
Nebraska81,988,536
Oregon74,318,492
Iowa63,219,171
Wisconsin65,935,064
Utah53,373,162
Rhode Island41,106,341
Montana31,103,187
West Virginia31,781,860
Maine21,369,159
South Dakota2901,165
Alaska1738,023
Vermont1646,545
Hawaii1,474,265
Idaho1,893,410
New Hampshire1,389,741
North Dakota800,394
Wyoming579,495

Mass Shootings by State 2022

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