Everyone Deserves to Feel Safe In Their Own Neighborhood

ShotSpotter Gives Communities the Confidence to Know Help Is on the Way


Too Many Lives Were Lost to Gun Violence Last Year. Since 2020, Shootings Are Up.


Gun homicides in
US annually
Source: CDC


People injured
by gun annually
Source: ARHQ


Cost of Gun
Violence Annually
Source: Giffords

Did You Know that 88% of Gun Crimes Go Unreported?

Less than 12% 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.

When Gun Crimes Go Unreported
When gun crime isn’t reported to police, the people responsible for the shootings feel emboldened to shoot whenever they want with little to no consequences, putting everyone else in the neighborhood at risk. Unaddressed gunfire drives homicides and injuries, but there are other costs to the neighborhood:

Victims don’t get treated fast enough

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Residents feel unsafe at home

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Neighborhood jobs are lost

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The cycle of gun violence continues

*Source: The Effect of Gun Violence on Local Economies, Urban Institute, November 2016.

Making Communities Safer Is Our Mission

Our mission is to reduce gun violence and improve the police-community relationship. Communities like yours are proactively addressing gun violence with our gunshot detection solution.

This technology enables an informed and precise police response that is focused on apprehending the shooters, while conveying a sense of respect and compassion for innocent bystanders in the area.

Community Sentiment on ShotSpotter

The Impact of ShotSpotter in the Community
Wouldn’t you want a police response if a shooting happened in your neighborhood?

Frequently Asked Questions

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.
An independent privacy audit conducted by NYU’s Policing Project concluded that the risk of video 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. Learn more about community privacy protections here.
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.
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.

Regardless of whether your city has deployed ShotSpotter, you should still call 911 and notify the police. You may not be in a ShotSpotter coverage area as it typically doesn’t cover an entire city. 88% of gun crimes go unreported and your call could help save lives.

If you’re in a city that has not deployed ShotSpotter, consider reaching out to your local police department or local city council to express your concerns about public safety and to see if they have any plans to implement gunshot detection technology.