Imaginative new technologies by recent start-up firms were featured at the [recent Regional Plan Association] conference [in New York]. A top example: ShotSpotter. Whenever a gun is fired in sensor-equipped areas (typically cities high crime neighborhoods), the sound is captured, pinpointed geographically (within 80 feet), and communicated to a command post for risk and threat analysis. Police response can follow within seconds, compared to frequent delays and inaccurate 911 call-in information.
Cities achieve 20 to 40 percent gun murder reduction using his service, Shotspotter president James Beldock claimed. With rapid response, there arent just more arrests but also higher survival rates of shooting victims.
Not to make light of what's becoming a frequent problem, but maybe the Atlanta Police Department could get on board?
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