Gun Violence Data Center

Gun violence research across industries, over a span of several years, and varying forms of gun violence including active shooters, spontaneous, targeted, hoaxes, threats, and swatting.

The Gun Violence Research Center analyzes incidents across more than 40 factors and is updated weekly.

Gun Violence Statistics

The data below is representative of the gun violence incidents we have analyzed in the United States to date, across a variety of industries and gun violence types.

To learn more about gun violence data for specific industries, states, cities, or typologies, please contact us here.

Understanding Gun Violence

Gun violence is a complex problem that has immediate and lasting impacts for individuals and society. Not fully understanding gun violence makes it impossible to protect against it, plan for incidents, or respond effectively.

The Gun Violence Research Center provides in-depth analysis of gun violence incidents across industries, types, and timelines.

Below are three examples of gun violence information that we explore.

Types of Gun Violence

In order to understand gun violence, it’s necessary to know that it comes in several forms, including:

 

  • Spontaneous
  • Targeted
  • Active Shooter
  • Threats
  • Hoaxes and Swatting
  • Perceived
  • False Alarms

Active Shooter Typologies

If the incident involves an active shooter, it’s critical to know the type for planning, prevention, and response types.

 

  • Frontal assault
  • Insider attack – Single shooter
  • Insider attack – Multiple shooters
  • Sniper
  • Assassination / Ambush
  • Hostage taking
  • Criminal activity
  • Siege
  • Complex coordinated attack

Gun Violence Situation

There are a variety of gun violence situations that occur each day, including:

 

  • Escalation of a dispute
  • Illegal activity
  • Domestic violence
  • Drive-by-shooting
  • Hostage / standoff
  • Murder / suicide
  • Self defense
  • Psychosis
  • Indiscriminate shooting
  • and more

The Gun Violence Data Center: What We Measure

The ZeroEyes Gun Violence Database is a comprehensive look at all forms of gun violence across all industries. Below is an overview of the types of information that is analyzed for each incident.

We update the research daily and review existing incident reports regularly. For more information, contact us here.

Demographics and Basics
  • Country
  • State
  • City
  • Industry and Vertical
  • Latitude
  • Longitude
  • Time Incident Began
  • Time of Day (morning, afternoon, evening, night)
  • Date
  • Day of the Week
Location Specifics
  • Type of Business / Organization / Space
  • Inside / Outside / Both
  • Public, Private, or Restricted Access
Incident Details
  • Gun Violence Type
    • Spontaneous
    • Targeted
    • Active Shooter
    • Threats
    • Hoaxes and Swatting
    • Perceived
    • False Alarms
  • Situation Analysis
    • Escalation of a dispute
    • Illegal activity
    • Domestic violence
    • Drive-by-shooting
    • Hostage / standoff
    • Murder / suicide
    • Self defense
    • Psychosis
    • Indiscriminate shooting
    • and more
  • Pre-planned attack
  • Gun visible on CCTV prior to shooting
  • Victimology
    • Injuries
    • Fatalities
    • Affiliation to shooter
  • Defined as “Active Shooter” scenario by the FBI
Shooter Analysis
  • Shooter Typology
  • Active Shooter Assault Type
    • Frontal assault
    • Insider attack – Single shooter
    • Insider attack – Multiple shooters
    • Sniper
    • Assassination / Ambush
    • Hostage taking
    • Criminal activity
    • Siege
    • Complex coordinated attack
  • Shooter Gender
  • Shooter Relationship to Target
  • Shooter Outcome
    • Surrendered
    • Fled – Escaped
    • Fled – Apprehended
    • Apprehended – Killed by Law Enforcement
    • Apprehended – Killed by Security Guard
    • Apprehended – Killed by Other
    • Subdued by Bystander / Staff / Other
    • Suicide
    • Attempted Suicide
    • Other
  • Type of Gun(s)

Request Custom Gun Violence Statistics

We do not publish all available statistics across every industry or scenario. If you’re looking for detailed data by industry, location, shooter typology, etc. please feel free to use the form to request custom statistics. We try to accommodate most requests in a timely manner.