Shocking Chart: Six of the deadliest mass shootings have happened since 2007Quicklink submitted By Amanda Lang Permalink
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|We got a letter and a chart this weekend from Dr. A. Charles Catania, a behavior analyst and experimental psychologist with the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He had been looking at a report on the deadliest shootings in the American history. Catania wrote:
When the Washington Post published the data on the 12 worst shootings in the U.S., following upon the Newtown massacre, I decided to plot the data cumulatively. The acceleration in deaths shown by graphing the data this way is breath-taking, and probably the scariest data I've ever plotted in this format.
Some would criticize it because it omits smaller incidents, or because of problems with selection of data, but the general outcome would hold up over a range of other criteria for data selection.