Worst mass shootings in the U.S., as of December 2023

Number of victims of the worst mass shootings in the United States between 1982 and December 2023

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Release date

December 2023

Region

United States

Survey time period

1982 to December 6, 2023

Supplementary notes

The 25 mass shootings with the most fatalities are shown.
Since 2013, the source defines a mass shooting as any single attack in a public place with three or more fatalities, in line with the definition by the FBI. Before 2013, a mass shooting was defined as any single attack in a public place with four or more fatalities.

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