Mass shootings in America are a serious problem -- and these 9 charts show just why
Updated 1506 GMT (2306 HKT) November 6, 2017
(CNN)There's no one commonly accepted definition of a "mass shooting." But whatever criteria you use, the conclusion's the same: There are more mass shootings in the United States than in any other country in the world.
If you go with the raw numbers ...
- shoots or kills four or more people
- in the same general time and location
Under the narrowest definition ...
- kills four or more people
- selects victims randomly (ruling out gang killings or the killing of multiple family members)
- attacks in a public place