Original Research

New Research: Corrections to the FBI’s Reports on Active Shooting Incidents

4 Jun , 2021  

This new research by Dr. John Lott is available here. While he was working at the Department of Justice, he put together a report on errors in the FBI’s Reports on Active Shooting incidents.


The claim in the original FBI report that active shooting cases have increased over time was a result of data errors, both in terms of how the cases were collected and the missing of many attacks.



At Real Clear Politics: The Problem With the FBI’s ‘Active Shooter’ Data

25 Oct , 2018  

Dr. John Lott has a new op-ed at Real Clear Politics on errors in the FBI’s ‘Active Shooter’ data.

Many people are focusing on the political biases in the FBI’s treatment of the Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton campaigns, but the political corruption of the agency goes deeper.  One can also see it in the FBI’s raw crime data, particularly when it comes to the public shootings that have so galvanized Americans.