Does ShotSpotter Cut Crime? No One Knows

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ShotSpotter uses sound to pinpoint where a gun is fired and gives that data to police in real time: It puts a dot on a map. The concept sounds like a superpower, giving police the ability to swoop in and catch violent criminals in the act. Cities report that, while the technology works, it rarely leads police to a smoking gun or a person bleeding in the street, Want to read more? Please subscribe to The Crime Report!