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Syracuse Police say ShotSpotter is worth it, even as Chicago and others drop contracts

March 13, 2024

WTVH-TV published a story on the use of ShotSpotter in Syracuse, NY. According to police, gunshot detection has led to a 35% improvement in evidence collection compared to relying only on 911 calls. They also credit a 56% drop in shooting victims, compared to 2023, to their comprehensive approach to addressing gun crime, which notably includes quickly responding to and investigating every ShotSpotter alert. Deployed in the Southside and Northside parts of the city, Syracuse Police spend about $400,000 annually on the technology.