Too Many Lives Were Lost to Gun Violence Last Year.
In 2020, Shootings Are Up.
Gun homicides in
by gun annually
Cost of Gun
Did You Know that 80% of Gun Crimes Go Unreported?
Less than 20% of shootings are reported to 911. As a result, eight out of ten times when someone fires a gun in your neighborhood, the police never show up, simply because they don’t know about it.
Victims don’t get treated fast enough
Residents feel unsafe at home
Neighborhood jobs are lost
The cycle of gun violence continues
*Source: The Effect of Gun Violence on Local Economies, Urban Institute, November 2016.
Community Sentiment on ShotSpotter
Communities Count on ShotSpotter
How Does ShotSpotter Work?
When shots are fired, police receive an alert pointing them to the exact location of the incident within 60 seconds. This means that community members can count on the police to show up when they are needed – and when every second matters. By getting to the scene faster, responders can get critical evidence to help capture the shooter and also, ensure that aid is rendered to victims.
Is ShotSpotter Surveillance Equipment? Do the Sensors Listen to Conversations?
An independent privacy audit conducted by NYU’s Policing Project concluded that the risk of voice surveillance is extremely limited. Strict controls and policies ensure sensors only trigger on loud explosive or impulsive sounds that are likely gunfire. No community member’s information is obtained or used during any part of the detection or alerting process.
Does ShotSpotter Cause Over-Policing?
The beauty of ShotSpotter’s technology is that it does the job it’s designed to do without consideration for race, color, religion, economic status, etc. This enables an appropriately focused response rather than indiscriminate policing strategies that potentially victimize innocent community members.
Can I Buy ShotSpotter for My House?
Right now, we do not have a solution for individual community members. However, you can write a letter to your local elected officials to request ShotSpotter for your neighborhood.