The deadliest 213 mass shootings in 2021 – 2023

The myth of the White mass shooter

Between 2021 and 2023, there were 213 mass shootings with three or more fatalities.

A mass shooting is defined as four or more total victims. We use Gun Violence Archive to identify all the mass shootings.

There were 63 mass shootings with three or more fatalities in 2021, 60 in 2022, and 90 in 2023. There was a big uptick in 2023, even as overall murders appear to have decreased nationwide that year.

Each year we find that White people are greatly underrepresented among the suspects, despite continuously hearing the claim that “most mass shooters are White.”

2021 Mass Shooters Full List

2022 Mass Shooters Full List

2023 Mass Shooters (spreadsheet file)

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3 months ago

I recall there was somebody else on twitter who compiled crime statistics by race and he recently decided to quit it. Do you happen to know why he stopped? I think I read that he grew exhausted of the project. Hopefully you can keep up this tremendously important work.

Dinesh D’souza
2 months ago

So “hispanics” no longer exist? I am assuming they are included in the “white” category and perhaps others. Any way of determining hispanic contribution to mass shootings? Thanks

Last edited 2 months ago by Dinesh D’souza
Otto W.
3 days ago

What do you think the Latino category is?