ACTIVE SHOOTER INCIDENTS:
DURATION OF ACTIVE SHOOTER INCIDENTS*
• 44 (69%) ended in 5 minutes or less
• 23 ended in 2 minutes or less
• Civilians had to make life-or-death
decisions and therefore need to be
engaged in training and decision making
*Note: This is in 64 incidents in which the
duration could be ascertained.
Blair JP, Schweit KW. A Study of Active Shooter Incidents, 2000–2013. Texas State University
and Federal Bureau of Investigation. U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC. 2014.