In 2017 (as of November 5th) there have been 307 mass shooting events in the United States.
By comparison there were a total of 483 mass shootings in 2016 and 372 in 2015. If the number of mass shootings continues at its current rate for 2017, there will be a significant year on year decrease, when compared to 2016, by more than 100 shootings.
Is this reduction in gun violence tangible progress or just an outlier on an increasingly upward trend?
This signal of change was spotted by Alisha Bhagat:
"At least 4 people have to be shot or killed for the term "mass shooting" to apply"
A church shooting killing at least 26 in Sutherland Springs, Texas marks the 307 mass shooting in the United States so far this year. According to data from the Gun Violence Archive, a total of 307 mass shooting incidents have occurred as of November 5, up 27 from one month ago.