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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.
California25739,664,128
Illinois20912,518,071
Florida14722,177,997
Texas12930,097,526
New York9619,223,191
Pennsylvania9212,805,190
Georgia8910,936,299
Louisiana874,616,106
Tennessee847,001,803
Ohio8011,727,377
Missouri736,184,843
Michigan669,995,212
New Jersey658,870,685
Maryland586,075,314
Delaware58998,619
North Carolina5710,807,491
Virginia548,638,218
Indiana546,842,385
Alabama494,949,697
South Carolina445,342,388
Mississippi342,961,536
Kentucky284,487,233
Arizona277,640,796
Washington247,887,965
Colorado245,961,083
Oklahoma224,007,179
Minnesota215,739,781
Connecticut193,546,588
Arkansas193,042,017
Nevada183,238,601
Kansas182,919,179
Massachusetts166,922,107
New Mexico152,109,093
Nebraska81,960,790
Oregon74,325,290
Wisconsin65,867,518
Iowa63,174,426
Utah53,363,182
Rhode Island41,062,583
West Virginia31,755,715
Montana31,093,117
South Dakota2902,542
Maine21,359,677
Vermont1622,882
Alaska1720,763
Wyoming582,233
North Dakota774,008
New Hampshire1,378,449
Idaho1,896,652
Hawaii1,401,709

Mass Shootings by State 2022

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