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ShotSpotter is an important tool for police departments in the fight against gun violence.

ShotSpotter gives officers an opportunity to make a greater impact on gun violence. By itself, it is not a cure-all, but when used as part of a comprehensive gun crime response strategy, it can contribute to positive outcomes for the police and the community.

ShotSpotter Enables Police to Have Greater Impact

Oakland, CA

66%

reduction in
shootings per mile2

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Cincinnati, OH

48%

reduction in
shooting victims

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Chicago, IL

40%

reduction in
Englewood shootings

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Denver, CO

102

arrests made with the
help of ShotSpotter

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Sacramento, CA

3,635

positive contacts with the community

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Las Vegas, NV

342

gunfire incidents identified by ShotSpotter with no 911 call in 9 months

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Camden County, NJ

46%

decrease in homicides
by shootings

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Bakersfield, CA

22

22 arrests in first 9 months of deployment

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Rochester, NY

40%

decrease in gunshot
incidents

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Pittsburgh, PA

83

gunshot victims found with
the help of ShotSpotter

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New York, NY

closer relationship between cops and community

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San Diego, CA

32%

homicides down from prior year

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ShotSpotter Aids Police Everyday

Hartford Courant, Hartford, CT

Two Hartford men arrested after police investigate three shootings in the city

Officers responding to 180 Franklin Ave. about 3:15 p.m. Friday following a ShotSpotter alert found spent bullet casings and property damage. Read More

KGET, Bakersfield, CA

19-year-old arrested after ShotSpotter alerts police

A man is behind bars this morning after ShotSpotter notified Bakersfield Police Department of gunfire. Read More

WMAR, Baltimore, MD

ShotSpotter alert leads to gun arrest in Baltimore

ShotSpotter alert leads to a gun arrest in Baltimore. Read More

FOX6, Milwaukee, WI

Two in custody following shots fired incident, police pursuit in Milwaukee

Officers were initially called out to the area of 28th and Fond du Lac around 2:15 a.m. after ShotSpotter alerted officers to shots fired. Read More

The City of Worcester, MA

ShotSpotter Activation Leads to Arrest for Defaced Firearm

On Sunday, March 10th, 2019, at about 3 AM, Worcester Police officers were dispatched to 98 Southgate Street for a report of a ShotSpotter activation. Read More

FOX 28, Columbus, Ohio

Arrest made after Columbus ShotSpotter detects gunshots

An arrest was made after Columbus Police's ShotSpotter technology detected shots fired early Saturday morning. Read More

My Stateline, Rockford, IL

ShotSpotter alerts Rockford police to shots fired at an apartment complex

Rockford police investigate shots fired call at an apartment complex, after being tipped off by ShotSpotter. Read More

Canton Rep, Canton, OH

ShotSpotter Alert alerts Canton police to armed man

Police arrested a 21-year-old Canton man who fired a gun that set off the city’s ShotSpotter alert system. Read More

WLKY, Oldham County, KY

ShotSpotter technology helps locate Oldham County porch thief, police say

Officers arrested Matthew Stewart Friday after ShotSpotter technology pinpointed a location. Read More

NBC, Columbus, Ohio

ShotSpotter leads to arrest of former OSU wide receiver

An Ohio man was arrested Saturday after ShotSpotter alerted police to shots fired in the Linden area. Read More

Turn to 23, Bakersfield, CA

BPD arrests man following ShotSpotter activation in East Bakersfield

The Bakersfield Police Department arrested a man, following a ShotSpotter Activation in East Bakersfield. Read More

News-Press, Ft. Myers, FL

Fort Myers police make arrest in Feb. 1 shooting near school

A ShotSpotter alert led police to three victims, near Franklin Park School, in the 2200 block of Henderson Avenue. Read More

FOX 16, Little Rock, AK

ShotSpotter Calls LRPD to Homicide, Victim Worked to Stop Violence in LR

Police say no one called 911 about shots being fired, but the gunshot was picked up by the new ShotSpotter technology. Read More

Peoria Star Journal, Peoria, IL

Man pleads guilty to 2017 shooting incident

Police were summoned to the area after a ShotSpotter alert. Read More

East Bay Times, Oakland, CA

DA charges three in Oakland robbery, shooting of TV station crew

Police responded to a report of a robbery and shooting after a ShotSpotter activation in the 1000 block of 81st Avenue about 4:55 p.m. Sunday. Read More

WREX, Rockford, IL

Man arrested after police use ‘ShotSpotter’ technology

Man arrested after police use ‘ShotSpotter’ technology. Read More

CBS, Pittsburgh, PA

Police Make Arrest in Homewood Fatal Shooting

Police officers responded to their gunshot detection system, ShotSpotter, near the intersection of North Lang Avenue and Felicia Way in the early morning hours on Dec. 23. Read More

CBS 47, FOX 30, Jacksonville, FL

ShotSpotter, real-time crime center technology alerted police to recent Jacksonville murder

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office says the city’s new gunfire-sensing technology, ShotSpotter, alerted them to the shooting just before midnight and they were able to respond quickly. Read More

WNCT, Greenville, NC

GPD uses new 'ShotSpotter' technology designed to make the community safer

Thanks to 'ShotSpotter' intelligence, Officer Nick Carnevale made an arrest in a shooting on Kennedy Circle this week. Read More

WSBT CBS, South Bend, IN

South Bend police say online dating meetup ended in shootout

Police were first alerted to the shooting from ShotSpotter, which sent them to the N. Kaley address. Read More

FOX 61, New Haven, CT

PD: man shot multiple times on street in New Haven

Police say they were alerted by their ShotSpotter system of gunfire on Elm Street at Howe Street at 2:40 a.m. Saturday. Read More

Columbus Dispatch, Columbus, OH

One month after ShotSpotter went live, system paying dividends

In the first three weeks that the ShotSpotter gunshot-detection system was active in the Hilltop neighborhood, an average of nearly four reports of recorded gunshots a day were sent to Columbus police. Read More

FOX 28 Columbus, OH

Police seeing large increase in shots reported since ShotSpotter installed

There are more examples of ShotSpotter in police reports and different crimes.
Police say it alerted them within eight seconds of shots fired on the Westside last month, later arresting the shooter. Police said they believe the technology has been successful, saying they've seen a 60 to 70% increase in shots that weren't reported before.
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WFLA, Tampa, FL

ShotSpotter leads Hillsborough deputies to possible home invasion

A HCSO spokesperson said the Shot Spotter detected gunfire at 2:30 a.m. in the 12000 block of 15th Street North in Tampa.
Deputies arrived at the scene and learned of a possible home invasion in the area. Read More

Independent Study on ShotSpotter Effectiveness

Urban Institute “Lessons Learned Implementing Gunshot Technology” 2019

50% to 88.9%

Improvement in shell casing recovery in homicide cases involving a firearm with gunshot detection technology

11.8% to 41.2%

Improvement in shell casing recovery in robberies involving a firearm with gunshot detection detection technology

“The most promising aspect of GDT identified through this implementation evaluation is its integration with other investigative tools, such as the ATF’s NIBIN and its firearm eTrace program.”

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