Why Are We Afraid of Being a Victim of a Mass Shooting?

Publication: Healthline
Published on: June 24, 2016
Description: Even though our risk of dying in a mass shooting is low, we may still fear it more than deadlier hazards like car accidents.

Tags: mass shootings, fear, risk, perceived risk, crime, fear of crime, psychology, public health

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The lifetime risk of dying in a mass shooting is around 1 in 110,154 — about the same chance of dying from a dog attack or legal execution.