Number of K-12 school shootings by age of shooter U.S. 1970-2019

This statistic shows the number of school shootings in the United States from 1970 to December 20, 2019, by the age of the shooter. During that time period, 168 school shootings were perpetrated by 17-year-olds.

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

Age of shooterNumber of school shootings
51
62
72
83
96
108
117
1217
1349
1496
15135
16157
17168
18102
1938
2027
2121
2211
238
247
255
266
273
288
295
307
31+123
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Source

Release date

December 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

1970 to December 20, 2019

Supplementary notes

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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