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‘ShotSpotter’ technology is bang for the buck, says Manchester chief

May 17, 2024

The New Hampshire Union Leader examined the impact of ShotSpotter in Manchester, New Hampshire. According to Police Chief Allen Aldenberg, the system has contributed to a decrease in shootings and an increase in gun seizures and arrests. The city saw a 27% reduction in gunfire incidents in 2023. And through the first 4.5 months of the year, Manchester PD have seized 67 guns, nearly triple the number compared to the same period the previous year. “To me, that’s a significant number of arrests and guns that are off the street that we never would have got if we didn’t have ShotSpotter,” said Chief Aldenberg. “The arrests we make on shootings that we may never have been notified about — to me, that’s worth it.”