Since 2018, the term “stochastic terrorism” has become a popular term used when discussing lone wolf attacks. While the exact definition has morphed over time, it has commonly come to refer to a concept whereby consistently demonizing or dehumanizing a targeted group or individual results in violence that is statistically likely, but cannot be easily accurately predicted.

(“Lone Wolf Attack” 2022)

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References

“Lone Wolf Attack.” 2022. Wikipedia, August. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Lone_wolf_attack&oldid=1106074000.