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Cape Girardeau police chief presents 2022 ShotSpotter data to city council

March 20, 2023

“Police Chief Wes Blair told city leaders that the city is safer than it was a year ago, with overall crime in Cape Girardeau dropping 11 percent last year. However, police investigated more shootings, which they expected because of the city’s new ShotSpotter System. “What we’ve seen is in the areas where we have ShotSpotter, we’re getting more alerts than we are getting 911 calls,” Chief Blair said.”