Mental Health in Violence

  • During the 19th century, there were 49 K–12 school shootings, 207 K–12 school shootings nationwide throughout the 20th century, and since 2000 there have been 152 K–12 school shootings (K12 Academics, n.d.). As these statistics reveal, school violence has increased by 19% in the 21st century
  • According to Koch (2012), a student living in the United States, in comparison to the Scandinavian countries of Finland or Sweden, is 13 times more likely to be killed in a gun homicide.