Nearly impossible to predict mass shootings with current data

Posted to Statistics  |  Tags: ,  |  Nathan Yau

Even if there were a statistical model that predicted a mass shooter with 99 percent accuracy, that still leaves a lot of false positives. And when you’re dealing with individuals on a scale of millions, that’s a big deal. Brian Resnick and Javier Zarracina for Vox break down the simple math with a cartoon.

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