In the aftermath of the last holiday shopping season, brawls erupted in shopping malls across the country. Cell phone videos captured chaotic, frightening scenes that went viral and earned repeated play on television. The images may have solidified a burgeoning impression that many people hold—that the boundary between acceptable and Read More
Tag: active shooter incidents
Active shooter incidents continue to occur at an alarming rate. In fact, FBI studies indicate that since the Columbine incident in 1999, active shooter incidents have steadily increased both in frequency and the number of victims involved.
These tragic events remind each of us of the unpredictable nature of troubled minds Read More
The FBI defines an active shooter as “an individual actively engaged in killing or intending to kill people in a confined space or other populated area.” A mass shooting is usually described as “an incident in which 4 or more people, including the perpetrator, are injured by gunfire.” The definitions Read More
To stand still is to fall behind in the competitive world of retail. So retailers are always searching for new consumers and will typically go wherever they find them. It’s why there is never a shortage of news, such as word recently that Bloomingdale’s will be expanding into Kuwait.
But long Read More
By Jay Hart
As the national conversation regarding violence in the workplace suggests a heightened awareness stemming from increased media coverage, recent studies suggest there may be statistical evidence supporting this perceived frequency. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, about five percent of all businesses experience an instance of workplace violence Read More
By Michael Long
Developing a proactive emergency response plan may be a topic that makes people uncomfortable, but for those who work in a public environment, especially mass gathering points and open access businesses, the fact that these environments are “soft targets” for terrorism can’t be ignored.
The horrific acts of savagery and bloodshed Read More
An active shooter is defined as “an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined or populated area.” In most cases, active shooters use firearm(s), and there is often no pattern or method to their selection of victims. All schools, churches, hospitals and businesses, big Read More
Did you know that between 2000–2015 the FBI identified 200 active shooter incidents involving 205 shooters in the U.S.? Those shooters had 213 handguns and 107 long guns. Did you know that, 63% of the shooters carried a single firearm and 37% carried multiple firearms? Did you also know that Read More
NOW ON DEMAND: Workplace Violence and Active Shooter: Developing a Culture of Preparedness in the Loss Prevention Industry
When violence erupts in a workplace, the outcome and events of the scenario are unpredictable. Injury or death of building occupants, lawsuits, property damage, and diminished trust in the organization by staff and the community are just a few of the possible consequences. The possibility of an active shooter incident Read More
Workplace violence incidents have tripled in the last decade, and it’s now the fastest-growing category of murder in the US. It’s also the second leading cause of death for women in the workplace according to 2014 data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.
In fact, the rates of murder and Read More