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What is the minimum number dead to qualify an incident as one? Asking for a friend.
I heard they'll be changing the definition to 5 victims due to murder inflation.
Federal authorities and criminologists actually classify people who kill more than one person into three different groups: serial killers, spree killers and mass murderers. link
Possibly they should develop a separate category for covid spreaders.
@Dip Dibbler That goes under Sicko Fuckahs with Omega Man Inspirations, kinda a long title however.
I've usually seen 3 or 4 victims minimum. That we need to define and regularly use such a metric is unfuckingbelievable.
U.S. CONGRESS DEFINITION
OFFICE FOR VICTIMS OF CRIMES DEFINITION
“The term ‘mass killings’ means three or more killings in a single incident” that occur in a ‘public place’.”
Investigative Assistance for Violent Crime Act of 2012; Public Law 112-265, 126 STAT. 2435 (2013):
(The term) “mass shooting” is defined as a multiple homicide incident in which four or more victims are murdered with firearms, within one event, and in one or more locations in close proximity. Similarly, a “mass public shooting” is defined to mean a multiple homicide incident in which four or more victims are murdered with firearms, within one event, in at least one or more public locations, such as, a workplace, school, restaurant, house of worship, neighborhood, or other public setting.
Krouse & Richardson. (2015). “Mass Murder with Firearms: Incidents and Victims, 1999 – 2013. Washington, DC: Congressional Research Service
Thanks, Google 🙂