There were 61 active shooter incidents in the United States in 2021, according to newly released FBI data.
Aljazeera said on Tuesday that the reports said this was a 52 percent increase from the previous year and the highest on record.
The report by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) said last year’s attack spread across 30 states, leaving 103 people dead and 140 wounded.
In contrast, the department counted 40 active-shooter attacks in 19 states in 2020 which killed 38 people and wounded 126.
The report was released just over a week after a gunman opened fire at a grocery store in Buffalo, New York, killing 10 people.
The incidents counted in the FBI report included the killing of 10 by a gunman at the Kings Soopers Grocery Store in Boulder, Colorado, in March 2021; an attack on 3 spas in Atlanta, Georgia, that killed eight; and an attack on a FedEx facility in Indianapolis, Indiana in April of that also killed 8.
The FBI noted that its active shooter report does not encompass all gun violence or even all mass shootings.
The Gun Violence Archive, a non-profit tracker, has recorded 211 mass shootings in just the first five months of 2022 alone.
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