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

Authors

  • 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

2019-02-15

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