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Active Shooters Statistics and Emergency Response Plans

Written by Small Business Tips. Posted in Mass text messaging, Networked crisis communications software

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Active shootings are on the rise in the United States and organizations need to boost their efforts to plan and prepare for workplace violence scenarios. Here we will take a closer look at the country?s current gun violence phenomenon and talk about what you can do to keep yourself and your employees safe and secure.

What is an active shooter?

The Department of Homeland Security defines an active shooter as ?an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area; in most cases, active shooters use firearms and there is no pattern or method to their selection of victims.?

The Statistics

  • Active shooter incidents increased from 6.4 annually in 2000 to 16.4 in 2013.
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