Secret Service releases study on mass shootings: It’s economics, misogyny, and conspiracy theories

January 30, 2023

Secret Service releases study on mass shootings: It’s economics, misogyny, and conspiracy theories:

The last two weeks have brought back the reminder that mass shootings in the United States continue unabated. In their wake, the Secret Service published a 60-page report on Wednesday that details the data they have about mass attacks. The study, conducted by the U.S. Secret Service’s National Threat Assessment Center, examines 173 mass shooting incidents that occurred between 2016 and 2020. Each attack included in the report resulted in at least “three or more individuals injured or killed across public or semi-public spaces, including businesses, schools, and houses of worship.”

First off – The fact that there were 173 incidents over 4 years should be a sign we have a problem.

Notable statistics/predictors:

  • 96% of the attackers studied were male, 3% were female, and 2% were transgender. (IE This is a dude thing)
  • 72% of attackers experienced some kind of financial stressor sometime prior to the attack.
  • Just under 20% of attackers had an “unstable housing” situation at the time of the attack.
  • While there was a large age range, the average age of an attacker was 34 years old.
  • 41% of attackers had a history of “engaging in at least one incident of domestic violence.”
  • Less than a quarter of those firearm attacks involved guns acquired illegally.

Demographics wise, the breakdown pretty much represents the racial diversity of the nation: (IE Dude problem not a race problem)

  • 57% of attackers were white.
  • 34% of attackers were Black.
  • 11% of attackers were Hispanic.
  • 4% of attackers were Asian.
  • 1% of attackers were American Indian.

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