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Every year, tens of thousands of shootings happen across the US, many of which most Americans dont hear about.

Some shootings, like the tragedy in Lewiston, Maine, attract a ton of national media attention, while others like the quadruple homicide in WIlloughby, Ohio, do not.1

Despite being the leading cause of death for children in the US, theres no single federal agency that keeps track of the nations gun violence. This fragmented data landscape is not a mere oversight; it's a calculated outcome of years of lobbying by groups like the National Rifle Association, which have hindered federal agencies like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) from conducting comprehensive gun violence studies.2

Whatever information the CDC gathers takes six months or longer to analyze because its data collection systems arent equipped to track injuries.The result is a piecemeal and delayed understanding of a rampant problem.

Filling this critical gap, the Gun Violence Archive (GVA) has become an indispensable resource as the sole record of near-real-time data on shootings. The websites data can be categorized based on deaths or injuries, victim age, mass shootings, geographic location and even the shooter's intent. As a result, it has become the go-to source on shootings for the media, academics, and politicians.

Prior to the GVA, data on gun violence was so patchy that politicians and organizations on both sides could quote any statistic that helped further their agenda, with nothing to compare it to.

President Joe Biden has made strides in US gun reform, including signing into law the first significant Congress-approved gun reform bill in almost 30 years. Biden also recently established a new office for gun violence prevention at the White House.3

Of course, with 72,000 shootings so far in 2023, more drastic measures need to be taken. Several initiatives are being brought forward to combat the ongoing rise in gun violence, with new technologies playing a key role. Leading public safety technology company Knightscope, Inc. (NASDAQ:KSCP) aims to address the escalating issue and help make America safe again through a hyper-targeted approach.

Renowned for its autonomous security robots (ASRs) and blue light emergency communication systems, Knightscope's reach across the US has been steadily expanding, aiming to safeguard diverse environments, from schools to corporate campuses.

Combating Gun Violence with Real-Time Gunshot Detection

On November 29, Knightscope, Inc. (NASDAQ:KSCP) took a significant leap forward in the fight against gun violence by launching its real-time, automated gunshot detection (AGD) systems, suitable for both indoor and outdoor settings. This system, offering flexible installation options including solar power or light pole kits, integrates seamlessly into existing or new K1 Blue Light Towers.

Knightscope's AGD system is engineered for precision, accurately identifying the location of gunshots in both horizontal and vertical dimensions. This precision is vital for directing prompt and effective police and security responses during active shooter scenarios, potentially saving lives and enhancing emergency preparedness.

The system's ability to quickly send notifications (within two seconds) upon detecting a gunshot, while minimizing false alarms, marks a significant advancement in security technology. Knightscope's approach signifies a shift towards localized, immediate response strategies over broader, city-wide systems, underlining the critical need for precise and effective security solutions in spaces where people frequent.

Knightscope's latest innovation in AGD systems represents a proactive and technologically sophisticated response to the ongoing challenge of gun violence in the US, aligning with broader efforts to improve public safety and emergency response.

For further information on Knightscope's innovative solutions and projects, please visit Knightscope's website (NASDAQ:KSCP).

Footnotes:

[1] https://www.wkyc.com/article/news/local/lake-county/several-people-shot-lake-county-trailer-park/95-7912d6bb-f792-4e49-ad3a-201675ba9e35

[2] https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2023-11-30/how-gun-violence-archive-became-best-source-for-us-shooting-stats

[3] https://www.reuters.com/world/us/biden-establishes-white-house-office-focused-gun-violence-protection-officials-2023-09-21/

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