ACTIVE SHOOTER INCIDENTS:
• The study results identified 73 of 160 incidents
( 45.6%) that occurred in areas of commerce.
These areas included businesses open to
pedestrian traffic ( 44 [ 27.5%]), businesses
closed to pedestrian traffic ( 23 [ 14.3%]), and
malls ( 6 [ 3.8%]). These distinctions were made
to determine whether the public was more at
risk in areas where pedestrian traffic was likely.
Blair JP, Schweit K W. A Study of Active Shooter Incidents, 2000–2013. Texas State University
and Federal Bureau of Investigation. U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC. 2014.