ShotSpotter data on gunfire incidents
ShotSpotter acoustic sensors detect the sound of gunfire and record the precise timestamp as well as the triangulated location of all gunfire incidents in a covered area.
These data were obtained for academic research. You are welcome to use these data for your own research; if you do, please cite the following papers:
Carr, Jillian B., and Jennifer L. Doleac. 2017. “Keep the Kids Inside? Juvenile Curfews and Urban Gun Violence.” Accepted, Review of Economics and Statistics.
Carr, Jillian B., and Jennifer L. Doleac. 2016. “The geography, incidence, and underreporting of gun violence: new evidence using ShotSpotter data.” Brookings Research Paper.
Washington, DC (January 2006 through June 2013) — CSV file
Oakland, CA (January 2008 through October 2013) — CSV file
Beloit, WI (April 2009 through November 2012) — CSV file
Brockton, MA (January 2013 through September 2015) — CSV file
Canton, OH (May 2013 through September 2014) — CSV file
East Palo Alto, CA (January 2013 through September 2015) — CSV file
Omaha, NE (January 2013 through September 2015) — CSV file
Peoria, IL (November 2013 through May 2014) — CSV file
Youngstown, OH (March 2010 through June 2014) — CSV file