Nearly eight out of ten times when someone fires a gun, the police never respond, because they are unaware of the incident.
Dispatching officers to an active shooting without all available intelligence is a threat to officer safety and needlessly places the public at risk.
When police don't arrive at the scene of a crime, it fuels negative perception, enabling a "police don't really care" attitude among residents.
Research shows that people, particularly children, in "high-gunfire" areas are more likely to suffer from psychological problems, including PTSD.
Property values can decline substantially and business owners begin to move out, cutting jobs, and limiting employment opportunities for residents who need work.
Real-time access to maps of shooting locations and gunshot audio
Actionable intelligence detailing the number of shooters and the number of shots fired
Pinpointed precise locations for first responders aiding victims, searching for evidence and interviewing witnesses
Real-time mobile alerts on smartphones and tablets
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