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School shootings occurring in G7 countries 2009-2018

The United States recorded 288 school shootings between 2009 and 2018 - 57 times as many as occurred in the six other Group of Seven (G7) countries combined. The G7 countries with the next-highest number of school shootings were Canada and France, with two apiece.

Number of school shootings occurring in G7 countries between 2009 and 2018

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Release date

May 2018



Survey time period

2009 to May 21, 2018

Supplementary notes

The source defines school shootings as incidents involving at least one person being shot (not including the shooter) on school grounds. The values include grades Kindergarten through college/university level as well as vocational schools. Accidental discharges of a firearm are included, as long as the first two parameters are met.

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