In urban communities across the country, gun violence has become one of the most critical challenges facing our cities.
At stake are public safety and public health, with cities seeing improvements increasingly relying on a blend of community support from law enforcement, elected officials, healthcare organizations, schools/colleges and the community at large.
There are more than 14,000 gun-related homicides a year in the U.S. and the number is rising, with an estimated 6 times more people wounded from gun crimes.
Unfortunately, these traumatic incidents of gun violence are significantly underreported through 911 calls and cities need better ways to gain awareness of gunfire events to ensure a timely and accurate response.
(ShotSpotter is partnering with police and hospitals to get gunshot wound victims to trauma centers faster. See the amazing work done by Cooper Health and Camden Police. Courtesy of ShotSpotter and YouTube. Posted on Jan 23, 2019.)
ShotSpotter is a leading gunshot detection, location and forensic analysis system used by more than 100 cities across the country, including nearly half of the top 50 metro areas.
These cities− ranging from Chicago to New York City, Miami, Denver and Fresno − rely on ShotSpotter’s sophisticated technology to detect, locate and alert agencies about gunfire incidents in real-time.
The digital alerts provide patrol officers with notification of gunfire in less than 60 seconds and critical data such as number of rounds fired, number of shooters, and type of weapons used.
This data-driven policing drives smarter deployment tactics and protects officers with increased tactical awareness.
It also enables law enforcement agencies to better connect with their communities and bolster their mission to protect and serve.
ShotSpotter, which helps law enforcement officials identify, locate and deter gun violence, and a 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, is pleased to announce ShotSpotter has been nominated to compete in the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program from AST.
ShotSpotter is making a difference in helping combat gun violence and it is validated by the expanded number of ShotSpotter cities, now exceeding 100.
(See a brief overview of ShotSpotter Flex – Gunshot Detection for Cities. Courtesy of ShotSpotter and YouTube. Posted on Jun 8, 2018.)
The company has also achieved an impressive 141% revenue retention rate − a proxy for satisfied customers that choose to both renew and expand their ShotSpotter coverage areas.
In the past year, ShotSpotter has continued to innovate and add valuable services for its customers.
One breakthrough for shooting investigations is the recently launched new ShotSpotter crime scene tool – the Investigative Lead Summary (ILS).
The ILS is changing the way law enforcement initiates gun crime investigations.
The tool provides valuable data on the location, sequence and timing of each round fired in a gun crime so investigators can conduct more successful interviews of witnesses, suspects and victims and also ensure better collection of evidence.
There is a growing area of interest for ShotSpotter gunshot detection from urban healthcare organizations such as Cooper Health in New Jersey, in collaboration with their local law enforcement agencies. (See video above.)
(Hear for yourself what Mayors and Police Chiefs think of SpotShotter. Courtesy of ShotSpotter and YouTube. Posted on Jul 12, 2018.)
Recent clinical research shows that not only do police response times improve with ShotSpotter, the real-time alerts help save critical minutes getting gunshot victims to hospitals for life-saving care.
This is a win-win-win for law enforcement, the healthcare organizations and the community.
Gun violence is a shared concern for everyone and goes beyond victims and shooters.
With smart gunshot detection technology, such as ShotSpotter, the combined efforts in a community can help make a positive difference for every neighborhood and resident.
ShotSpotter Key Features Include:
- Detects, locates and alerts on gunfire in less than 60 seconds
- Acoustic experts filter out false positives
- Tactical intelligence provided for patrol officers
- Detailed location data aids in evidence collection
- Improved evidence collection feeds your NIBIN program
- Near real-time reports support on-scene witness and suspect interviews
- Forensic reports provide court-admissible evidence for prosecution
- Simple, affordable subscription service — no IT integration required
ShotSpotter Takes Home the Gold in 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program
Best Gunshot Detection System
The Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program is specifically designed to honor distinguished government and vendor solutions that deliver enhanced value, benefit and intelligence to end users in a variety of government, homeland security and public safety vertical markets.
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The company’s flagship product, ShotSpotter® Flex™, is the leading gunshot detection, location and forensic analysis system, and is trusted by more than 90 cities.
ShotSpotter® Missions™ (formerly HunchLab) uses artificial intelligence-driven analysis to help strategically plan patrol missions and tactics for maximum crime deterrence.
(See a 3 minute summary of our crime forecasting and patrol management software. Courtesy of ShotSpotter and YouTube. Posted on Jan 23, 2019.)