Monday, November 04, 2013

Washington DC: eight years, 39,000 gunshots

This is some alarming data.

About 39,000 separate incidents of gunfire have been documented by ShotSpotter's unseen web of at least 300 acoustic sensors across 20 square miles of the city, according to an analysis by The Washington Post. The data, obtained through a public-records request, offer an unprecedented view of gun crime in a city where shooting a firearm is illegal in virtually all circumstances.
The gunfire logged by ShotSpotter overshadows the number of officially reported felony gun crimes by more than 2 to 1. More than one-half of the incidents detected by the network have involved multiple rounds of gunfire. In 2009 alone, ShotSpotter captured more than 9,000 incidents of gunfire.

This is the capital of the United States of America, which has the tightest, most restrictive, most fully DemocRat approved gun laws in the country.

Now, the really -interesting- thing is that the sensors don't cover the whole of DC. They only cover the parts where the cops already know all the crime is. There's a map included that shows in detail where all the shots were recorded. The areas where all the shooting is taking place are VERY SMALL. Which means the number of people involved in all this gunplay is also very small. Like a few hundred to maybe a couple thousand at the most. So few that a determined force of men could collect them all and chuck them in jail inside of six months. Just lie in wait, and when the ShotSpotter system hears gunfire, run over and bag them.

One might almost think that the police have orders not to arrest these guys.

1 comment:

WiFi Lunchbox Guy said...

Speaking of gunshots, let the hills ring out with the sound of metal 3D printed guns.