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Uruguayan Police incorporates acoustic gunshot detection technology

September 29, 2023

The ShotSpotter gunshot detection technology is expected to be used primarily in Montevideo, the country’s capital. Uruguay, a small South American country of 3.4 million people considered one of the most peaceful in Latin America, has seen an uptick in crime and violence in recent years, which led to the decision. “The purchasing process for the sensors is already being finalized, which will be installed in various points in the metropolitan area and are expected to be operational by the end of the year,” said a spokesperson for the Ministry of the Interior.