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RESEARCH AND BRIEFINGS

Protecting People and Operations From Active Shooter Threats

 


“Active shooter” and workplace violence events are on the rise but there are steps you can take to mitigate their impact.

Active shooter and workplace violence events are on the rise but there are steps you can take to mitigate their impact.

Between 2000 and 2008, there were about seven active shooter events per year, while from 2009 to 2016 there were 153 such events, or about 19 per year, according to data from the FBI and the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) Center at Texas State University. In 220 incidents that occurred from 2000 to 2016, nearly half (107) took place in an education, retail, or government/military setting. And an incident can occur quickly — often in less than 15 minutes — during which time an assailant can cause significant harm.

Though it is impossible to predict when or if an active shooter will target your organization, there are steps you can take to mitigate the damage and protect your people if an event were to occur.

In “Protecting People and Operations From Active Shooter Threats,” we cover several ways that can help you mitigate this risk, including:

  • Specific steps to take to prepare for the potential of an active shooter.
  • Measures your organization can employ to recover from an event and support your employees.
  • The benefits of various insurance coverages and their limitations.

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