30 mass killings, 137 victims: A typical year
USA Today - 12/15/2013
“Everyone is always asking ‘Why are these mass killings increasing?’ ” says criminologist James Alan Fox, professor of criminology at Northeastern University. “They are not.”
The perception of a dramatic increase is understandable given the attention killings receive, says Fox, professor of criminology at Northeastern University and co-author of Extreme Killing: Understanding Serial and Mass Murder.