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ShotSpotter has no significant impact on reduce crime

By Mitchell L. Doucette, Christa Green, Jennifer Necci Dineen, David Shapiro & Kerri M. Raissian

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A Study published in the Journal of Urban Health found that ShotSpotter did not reduce serious violent crime. The findings further suggest ShotSpotter may be a burden on police departments with a pre-existing high call volume, increasing demands on police resources. The authors exploit a cross-sectional time-series design examining data from 199-2016 across 68 large US metropolitan counties.

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