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Mass shootings in the U.S. 1982-2023, by state

Number of mass shootings in the United States between 1982 and August 2023, by state

CharacteristicTotal number of mass shootings
California 26
Texas 13
Florida 13
Colorado 8
Washington 7
Pennsylvania 6
Wisconsin 5
Illinois 5
New York 5
Maryland 4
Ohio 4
Virginia 4
Michigan 4
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Release date

August 2023


United States

Survey time period

1982 to August 27, 2023

Supplementary notes

Only states where a shooting was reported are shown.

Since 2013, the source defines a mass shooting as any single attack in a public place with three or more fatalities, in line with the definition by the FBI. Before 2013, a mass shooting was defined as any single attack in a public place with four or more fatalities.

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