Last month the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released a study on the pre-attack behaviors of active shooters. The new report is Phase II of a previous study on active shooters that was published in 2014 and examined 160 active shooter incidents that took place in the United States between 2000 and 2013.
Whereas Phase I of the study focused on on the circumstances of the active shooting events (e.g., location, duration, and resolution), Phase II of the study assesses the pre-attack behaviors of the shooters, seeking to determine how active shooters behave prior to an attack and what motivated the attack.
The report’s key findings include shooter demographics, how the shooters obtained the weapons used in the attacks, target demographics, and other factors that motivated the attacks.
For more information about the report, please follow the links below.
FBI Releases Study of Pre-Attack Behaviors of Active Shooters, Federal Bureau of Investigation
A Study of the Pre-Attack Behaviors of Active Shooters in the United States Between 2000 and 2013, Federal Bureau of Investigation