Implemented by the United States Secret Service's National Threat Assessment Center, the Department of Education's Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) Behavioral Analysis Unit, this study endeavors to understand the scope of the problem of targeted violence at institutions of higher education (IHEs). "This report offers preliminary findings from a review of 272 incidents of violence that affected IHEs in the United States from 1900 through 2008. [The authors] address fundamental questions regarding where, when, and how these incidents occurred, and captured information concerning the offenders and their relationship to the IHEs. When possible, [they also identify] factors that may have motivated or triggered the attacks."
United States Federal Bureau of Investigation: http://www.fbi.gov/