D.C. Police Analyze Sound as Crime-fighting Tactic

Acoustic sensors scan for gunfire across the city in an effort to improve police response time.
0:33 | 11/07/13

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It -- -- big -- not just watching he -- listening our nation's capital is wired for sound nearly twenty square miles of Washington DC is monitored by acoustic sensors. Put in place by the police. And why it may be disturbing the sensors are they are so police can identify exact locations of gunshots. Respond to gun -- quickly as possible they spent six and a half million dollars on the project. And shot spotters sensors do work the Washington Post as the system is recorded nearly 39000. Separate incidents of gunfire over the last eight years.

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