Gunfire is vastly under-reported. Nearly eight out of ten times when someone fires a gun, the police never respond, because they are unaware of an incident.
When police don't arrive at the scene of the crime, it continues to fuel a negative perception about law enforcement, enabling a "police don't really care" attitude.
Property values can decline substantially and business owners begin to move out, cutting jobs, and limiting employment opportunities for residents who need work.
Research shows that people, particularly children, in "high-gunfire" areas are more likely to suffer from psychological problems, including PTSD.
Real-time access to maps of shooting locations and gunshot audio
Actionable intelligence detailing the number of shooters and the number of shots fired
Pinpointed precise locations for first responders aiding victims, searching for evidence and interviewing witnesses
Real-time mobile alerts on smartphones and tablets
Gun violence is not just a law enforcement problem. Reducing illegal gunfire requires joint leadership from elected officials and police chiefs. Take the first step toward a safer community by seeing how ShotSpotter has helped communities like yours.
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