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Law Enforcement

ShotSpotter: Using technology to make the streets a bit safer in the Eastern Cape’s Gqeberha

June 5, 2021

“Since we installed ShotSpotter in Helenvale we have had zero gunfire days, which is what we strive for…On the first night that we installed ShotSpotter for the pilot project, there were hundreds of shots fired in a week. We are down to 49 incidents with 104 rounds for April [2021]. If we compare that with two years back when we started, ShotSpotter was picking up [more than] 400 rounds fired a month,” said John Best, Nelson Mandela Bay’s Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security.