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Celebratory gunfire bill filed, supported by Jackson County Prosecutor

March 01, 2018



Thanks to the advent of new technology like ShotSpotter – which can accurately track gunshots by sound – there are real numbers that drive KCPD’s concern about celebratory gunfire. For instance, from 6 p.m. on December 31, 2015, to 6:00 a.m. on January 2, 2016 (the 36 hours surrounding the New Year’s holiday), KCPD recorded a total of 210 gunfire alerts. In total, there were 1,413 shots fired in the 3.5 square mile radius in which the technology is located. During the same time period in 2016 and 2017, there was 130 alerts and 883 rounds fired.

North East News: Kansas City, MO