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Over 39,000 Americans Killed by Gun Violence So Far This Year

image1 Over 39,000 Americans Killed by Gun Violence So Far This Year

Deaths by gun violence in the United States are rising at an alarming rate, and the number of young victims is quite shocking.

As of November 30, 2023, the toll of gun violence in the US has surpassed 39,000 lives lost, for a grim daily average of 118 deaths per day. Gun Violence Archive data reveals that 1,290 teens and 271 children were among the victims.

The states most affected by this epidemic include Texas, California, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Illinois, and Louisiana.

The broader statistics encompass 1,308 individuals killed in police officer-involved shootings, 46 police officers fatally shot in the line of duty, and 1,446 “unintentional” shootings. Mass shootings, constituting incidents with four or more victims, have already reached 619 times in 2023.

A particularly devastating incident on October 25 in Lewiston, Maine, marked one of the deadliest shootings in recent decades, claiming at least 18 lives and injuring 13. 

Of course, this isn’t anything new. The US has recorded over 39,000 annual gun violence fatalities each year starting from 2014. 

The persistent challenge of gun violence prompted President Joe Biden to sign a gun safety package into law last June, representing the first Congress-approved gun reform bill in decades. Despite these efforts, advocates, including Florida lawmakers Rep. Jared Moskowitz and Rep. Maxwell Frost, stressed the need for more comprehensive measures to address and curb the ongoing crisis.

Several initiatives are being brought forward to combat the ongoing rise in gun violence, with new technologies playing a key role. 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.

A Real-Time, Automated Gunshot Detection System

Knightscope, a leading developer of autonomous security robots (ASRs) and blue light emergency communication systems, has continued to expand its reach across the United States to help protect the places people live, work, study and visit.

On November 29, the company bolstered its security offerings with the launch of its real-time, automated gunshot detection (AGD) systems designed for both indoor and outdoor use. The system offers versatile installation options, including the choice of solar power or light pole kits, and can be integrated into new or existing K1 Blue Light Towers.

This strategic move by Knightscope is a direct response to requests from schools, corporations, airports, hotels, and municipalities looking to adopt gunshot detection systems as part of their active threat and emergency response strategies.

The AGD system stands out for its precision in pinpointing gunshots, identifying both horizontal and vertical positions. This precision is crucial in swiftly guiding police and security responses to active shooter incidents, potentially saving lives and enhancing emergency response efficiency. Knightscope‘s initiative aligns with a growing trend in security technology, emphasizing rapid and accurate detection to improve public safety outcomes.

Beyond mere detection, Knightscope‘s AGD system aims to minimize false alarms and complement other security measures. Upon detecting a gunshot, it sends notifications within two seconds, assuming sufficient cellular connectivity. 

Knightscope‘s approach marks a transition towards localized, prompt response tactics rather than broader, city-wide systems, emphasizing the crucial need for precise and effective security solutions in places where people live, work, study, and visit.

For those interested in discovering more about Knightscope‘s innovations and ongoing projects, additional information is available on the website of Knightscope, Inc. (NASDAQ:KSCP).

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