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New Mass Attacks Defense Toolkit

Jun 07, 2022

Preventing Mass Attacks, Saving Lives

The Mass Attacks Defense Toolkit can help reduce casualties from mass shootings and other violent attacks.

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Funded by the National Department of Justice, RAND Corporation researchers created this toolkit to help reduce the likelihood of mass shootings and other public attacks, and reduce the casualties of completed attacks. Whatever your role or level of experience, this toolkit can make you a better defender against mass attacks.

After studying 600 mass attack events and plots, interviewing dozens of experts, and reviewing hundreds of references, the team identified the Mass Attacks Defense Chain, a series of defenses that work together to reduce the probability of mass attacks and their impacts.