[Infographic] Active Assailant Incidents on the Rise
Preparing for (or even considering) an active assailant incident is a difficult task for anyone. Sadly, we must. The number of these incidents is on the rise, and it is critical to be prepared to predict, prevent, and respond effectively to an event, should one occur.
The FBI reports that over three recent periods, spanning 2000-2015, the average number of incidents has multiplied. Between 2000 and 2006, an average of 6.4 incidents occurred annually. Between 2007 and 2013, the average increased to 16.4 incidents annually. In 2014 and 2015, the number rose dramatically again to 20 per year.
The death toll from active assailant incidents over the last two years (14-15), not including any of the assailants, was 92 with another 139 wounded, per the FBI.
This is a serious epidemic that affects more than the direct communities hit. These incidents impact all of us, cultivating a culture of fear. Preparedness makes a difference and can result in prevention altogether and, in the case of an incident, a swifter resolution with more lives potentially saved.
Our latest infographic outlines the characteristics of a typical incident and the steps to promote safety. Be proactive about protecting your organization. Start today by getting informed: