increase in highway shootings in Illinois (2019-2021)
increase in highway shootings in California (2019-2021)
Highway shootings have surged dramatically over the past few years. To make matters worse, highway shooting cases, considered notoriously difficult to solve, typically have low clearance rates, empowering offenders to continue committing these crimes.
CURB HIGHWAY SHOOTINGS EFFICIENTLY AND EFFECTIVELY
The lack of a precise incident location makes responding to and solving highway shootings incredibly difficult. ShotSpotter for Highways effectively overcomes that challenge. When a gunshot is fired on a stretch of highway in a ShotSpotter coverage area, the ShotSpotter system detects, locates, and immediately alerts police with a precise location of the gunfire event as well as the direction of the suspect vehicle in less than a minute. In addition, ShotSpotter can be integrated with other complementary technologies such as LPR and video systems to identify suspect vehicles. Those fast and precise alerts helps to save lives, improves clearance rates, reduces highway shutdown times, resulting in safer roads and communities.
THE FIGHT AGAINST GUN VIOLENCE
IMPACT OF SHOTSPOTTER FOR HIGHWAYS
Thanks to ShotSpotter, we were able to identify the precise location of the highway shooting, collect evidence, close the case and restore community safety all within a few hours. ShotSpotter is truly a game-changing technology.