Number of K-12 school shootings in the U.S. 1970-2019

This statistic shows the number of school shootings in the United States from 1970 to December 20, 2019. As of December 20, 2019, there were 110 school shootings in the United States. 2018 had the highest number of school shootings, with 116.

Number of K-12 school shootings in the United States from 1970 to December 20, 2019

Number of school shootings
2019*110
2018116
201754
201648
201539
201446
201333
201220
201116
201015
200931
200835
200744
200659
200547
200435
200331
200219
200125
200029
199921
199828
199723
199621
199519
199439
199343
199230
199131
199016
198519
198020
197514
197020
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Source

Release date

December 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

1970 to December 20, 2019

Supplementary notes

*As of December 20, 2019
The source defines a school shooting as every time a gun is brandished, fired, or a bullet hits school property for any reason.

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