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U.S. Leads World in Mass Shootings

Researchers cite link between gun ownership, attacks but say comparisons difficult

Wall Street Journal

3 October 2015

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[R]esearchers counted 166 mass shootings in the U.S. and 13 other countries between 2000-14. The U.S. had the most with 133.

Country: Fatality rate per 100,000, 2000-14 - Mass shootings
Norway: 1.30 - 1
Finland: 0.34 - 2
Switzerland: 0.17 - 1
United States: 0.15 - 133
Israel: 0.13 - 2
Germany: 0.05 - 6
South Africa: 0.05 - 3
Argentina: 0.03 - 2
England: 0.02 - 1
Russia: 0.01 - 4
Canada: 0.01 - 3
Mexico: 0.01 - 2
Australia: 0.01 - 2
China: 0 - 4

Source: Jaclyn Schildkraut of the State University of New York in Oswego and H. Jaymi Elsass of Texas State University…

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