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ShotSpotter alert is helping Durham Police get to emergencies quicker

May 25, 2023

Data shows the average police response time from January through March was 6 minutes 38 seconds. For ShotSpotter calls, that average drops to 4 minutes 55 seconds.

The city goal is 5 minutes, 48 seconds, so ShotSpotter is helping the city meet that goal in the area where it is deployed.  Data has shown that police are getting to incidents with Shotspotter alerts significantly faster.