THE MATHEMATICS AND GEOGRAPHY OF MASS SHOOTINGS IN THE U.S., 1982-2017


  • Maria L. Andersen Middlebury College
  • Samantha H. Valone Middlebury College
  • Valeriia K. Vakhitova Middlebury College
  • Vir Chachra Middlebury College
  • Paul Martin Sommers Middlebury College
Keywords: mass shootings in the U.S., red states and blue states

Abstract


The authors use simple bilinear regression to assess changes in the geographical movement (latitude and longitude) of mass shootings in the United States between 1982 and 2017.  The path taken by the location of the ninety-five mass shootings over the 36-year period has shifted south.  An analysis of differences by census region and blue/red state distinctions within each census region reveals disproportionately many mass shootings in Midwestern states between 2000 and 2008, and disproportionately many in red Southern states over the past three-plus decades.

 


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Author Biographies

Maria L. Andersen, Middlebury College
Student majoring in Economics
Samantha H. Valone, Middlebury College
Student majoring in Economics
Valeriia K. Vakhitova, Middlebury College
Student majorig in Environmental Geology
Vir Chachra, Middlebury College
Student of Enviornmental Economics
Paul Martin Sommers, Middlebury College
Professor of Economics
Published
02-15-2019

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How to Cite
Andersen, M. L., Valone, S. H., Vakhitova, V. K., Chachra, V., & Sommers, P. M. (2019). THE MATHEMATICS AND GEOGRAPHY OF MASS SHOOTINGS IN THE U.S., 1982-2017. Journal of Student Research, 7(1), 45-49. Retrieved from https://www.jofsr.org/index.php/path/article/view/459
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Research Articles