Data for Good

Data For Good Program Assists Community Violence Intervention and Public Health Groups

Access to gunfire data helps direct critical services to at-risk communities

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Gunfire Impacts People in More Ways Than You Might Think


Increase in physical pain or other forms of pain syndromes


Increase in psychiatric disorders


Increase in substance use disorders

In light of these staggering statistics, cities are increasingly developing a public health approach to violence prevention. Precision data about where and when gun violence occurs can provide prompt interventions to people in need of services and support. With timely and accurate gunfire location data, community violence intervention groups and mental health professionals can more quickly aid youth and families in crisis to more effectively prevent future violence and other negative outcomes.


Key Stakeholders that Benefit From Data for Good

The impact of our data expands far beyond law enforcement. Our Data For Good program quickly notifies schools, city and county victim services programs, offices of violence prevention, and other non-law enforcement organizations about where gunfire and potential trauma may be occurring, so they can deploy the resources needed to offer both timely and lasting help.
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Offices of Violence Prevention and Neighborhood Safety

Our custom dashboards provide accurate and timely analysis of gunfire hotspots, notifying violence interrupters of where to deploy resources to areas in most need.

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School-Based Handle with Care Programs

We provide accurate and timely notification of gunfire incidents informs school-based mental health practitioners as to which students may be impacted by gun violence trauma, so they can provide interventions if needed.

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Hospital-Based Violence Intervention Programs

Our custom dashboards containing accurate and timely reporting of gunfire incidents enables case managers and violence interrupters to promptly follow-up and reduce the likelihood of further victimization and/or retaliation.

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City and County Victim Services Programs

Our custom dashboards inform case managers of gunfire in and around recent victim and witness homes, and enable them to conduct safety check-ins, offer crisis stabilization counseling, and provide other health services.

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Departments of Public Health

Our custom dashboards provide detailed analysis of where gun violence trauma may be occurring, enabling public health leaders to make informed deployment decisions for health programs, services, and investments.

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Federally Qualified Health Center Outreach Programs

We provide monthly heat maps of gunfire activity to federally qualified health center outreach programs so they can direct outreach teams to enroll residents in primary and mental health care services where it’s most needed.

These Dashboards are offered free of charge to the following non-law enforcement governmental organizations: Offices of Violence Prevention (Offices of Neighborhood Safety & Engagement), Hospital-Based Violence Intervention Programs, Educational Institutions, and City, County, and State Public Health agencies through individual data-sharing agreements with participating public safety departments.


Walking One-Stop, Miami-Dade County Walking One Stop, Miami, FL
Chief Murphy J Paul Partnership with the Police Department, Baton Rouge, LA
Springfield Police Chief Ken Scarlette Community Connections, Springfield, IL
Operation Echo Stop, Mobile AL Operation Echo Stop, Mobile, AL

Walking One Stop is the best example of collective efficacy that I’ve ever seen. It’s law enforcement walking in lockstep with community members, going right to the doorstep of the homes that have been impacted by gun and gang violence. ShotSpotter technology allows us to pinpoint where to send the Walking One Stop. It’s not so much a law enforcement initiative as it is a community violence intervention initiative.

Wayne Rawlins Founder of Walking One Stop
Learn more about how ShotSpotter partners with Walking One Stop in the United States Conference of Mayors Business Council 2022 Best Practices report.
Chief Murphy J Paul Jr

Gun violence is a community issue, not a police issue. So we’re taking that same data and pushing it to our service providers. And for anyone else who is involved in dealing with the root causes of crime, we’re willing to share that data with them as well. We’re no longer holding onto the data. We’re making it public. And we are asking the community to do their part in helping us reduce gun violence in our city.

Chief Murphy J. Paul Jr. Baton Rouge Police Department

What it's all about is helping these residents get a better path in life and how we can lift up this whole area… If you transform 11th to 18th, South Grand to Cook, that's a transformational change for the east side. That's what it's all about, lifting up all of our neighborhoods (so) that each and every one of us would like to live there.

Jim Langfelder Mayor of Springfield, IL
In this Fox10 News interview, learn more about how ShotSpotter is working with Operation Echo Stop to help reduce gun violence and the improve the quality of life in the community.

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