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Homicides in US dropped by 12% in 2023, but country set a record for mass shootings, expert says

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The year 2023 established tragic highs for gun violence, according to James Alan Fox, a Northeastern professor.

Last year there was a U.S. record of 39 mass shootings with at least four victim fatalities, says Fox, a criminologist who has studied mass killings for more than four decades. 

“We’re still talking about a small number of cases,” says Fox, the Lipman Family Professor of Criminology, Law, and Public Policy at Northeastern. “The previous record for mass shootings was 36 (set in 2022). So we are talking about the actions of three additional assailants.”

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