MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The murder rate is down overall in the United States. But violence like the San Bernardino shootings is becoming more common.
The FBI studied active shootings where gunmen were “actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area.” It found 160 cases between 2000 and 2013.READ MORE: Sheriff: Driver Killed After Logging Truck Overturns In NE Minnesota
There was an average of six active shootings per year in the first half of the study.READ MORE: St. Paul Board Of Education Approves Plan For Spending $207M In COVID Relief Funding
But that number jumped to sixteen per year in the second half. Active shooters killed or wounded more than 1,000 people. Sixty percent of the shootings ended before police could arrive.MORE NEWS: Boy Scout Troop's Trailer Stolen From New Brighton Church
Law enforcement put together a video called “Run, Hide, Fight,” which includes advice for surviving an active shooting. Click here to watch it.