Charlie Buttrey

January 18, 2020

There were 41 mass killings in the United States in 2019 (where “mass killings” are defined as an event in which four or more people died).  By my math, that works out to about one every nine days. This was the most in any year since the 1970’s.

In all, 211 people were killed, fewer than the 224 tallied during 2017, but that year included the 58 people killed in Las Vegas.

By way of comparison, there were three in Mexico, one in Canada, one in Brazil, one in Australia, and none in the United Kingdom, France, Spain, India, China, Japan, Sweden, Switzerland, Belgium, Finland, Denmark, Poland, Germany or Thailand.

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