ShotSpotter Reveals Findings of 2015 National Gunfire Index: Analysis of 54,699 Gunshot Incidents
As the global leader in gunfire detection, SST Inc. has unique insights into the nature and cadence of gunshot data. Our annual National Gunfire Index detected and analyzed a staggering 54,699 gunshot incidents for 2015.
Our National Gunfire Index delivers objective urban gunfire incident data that clearly demonstrates that gun violence in the U.S. is much greater than that which is typically measured in terms of homicides and non-fatal shootings alone. The report spells out the “inconvenient truth” about gun violence in terms of scale, intensity and most importantly, the potentially catastrophic consequences if not effectively addressed.
Top Four 2015 National Gunfire Index Key Findings:
*Huntington Station, NY (-50.2 percent)
*New Haven, Conn. (- 38.5 percent)
*Brentwood, NY (-37.4 percent)
*Atlantic City, NJ (- 35.4 percent)
*San Francisco, CA (- 34.6 percent)
• On a regional basis, cities in the Northeast region saw the biggest decline in gun violence (27.1 percent decrease) followed by those in the West (with a 22.0 percent drop) in gunfire incidents over the same time period.
Other Key Findings:
Our goal in making the 2015 National Gunfire Index available is to spark a more informed discussion on the full nature of gun violence beyond homicides and non-fatal shootings, and also to demonstrate the successes many of our agency partners are able to generate in reducing gun violence in an objective and measureable way.
For more information on the 2015 SST National Gunfire index and to download our corresponding eBook, go to this link SST National Gunfire Index.