Church Shooting Statistics: Market Report & Data

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"In 2017, the First Baptist Church shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, became the deadliest church shooting in the U.S. with 26 deaths."

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"From 1980 to 2005, about 139 shootings had occurred in churches in the U.S."

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"From 2006 - 2016, there were approximately 147 instances of gunfire on church grounds, resulting in 240 casualties and 84 deaths."

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"Over one-third of all church shootings between 1980 to 2005 occurred in the Southern part of the U.S."

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"A total of 73% church shootings from 1980 to 2005 happened within the sanctuary or meeting space of a church."

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"Sunday services had 59% church shootings between 1980 to 2005."

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"Over half of all shootings (54%) in religious locations were carried out with handguns."

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"From 2006 to 2016-17, there was nearly a 23-fold increase in the number of people who died from shootings in places of worship."

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"In 2019, the number of total violent incidents in churches across the U.S. exceeded 1,000 for the first time."

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"The Emanuel AME church shooting in Charleston was one of the deadliest in modern U.S. history with 9 people killed."

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"From 2000-2011, a total of 135 "deadly force" incidents occurred in religious organizations, of which 73 (54%) involved guns."

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"In 2016, there were over 200 violent incidents in U.S. churches, an increase from 176 in 2015."

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"According to a report from MinistrySafe, only 19.3% churches have prepared a security plan to combat potential gun violence."

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"In 2012, a church shooting in Wisconsin at the Sikh temple claimed 6 lives and was one of the deadliest in U.S. history."

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