On Tuesday, the Antioch City Council is set to receive a ShotSpotter Technology Presentation where they will direct staff regarding the potential future use of the technology.
The presentation comes as Antioch Police say there was a 40% surge in gun violence in the City of Antioch in 2021–including 13 homicides. In 2022, the City of Antioch stands at 7 homicides.
During Chief Steve Ford’s June presentation to the city council,the police department have recovered 69 firearms so far in 2022– 26 being ghost guns. In 2021, a total of 304 were recovered with 102 being ghost guns and in 2020, 273 firearms were recovered with 82 being ghost guns.
According to the presentation for Tuesday, 80% of gunfire goes unreported and that people do not report it for several reasons which include recognition, redundancy, retaliation and resignation.
City of Antioch 2022 Crime Statistics
|INDEX CRIMES||JAN||FEB||MAR||APR||MAY||JUN||JUL||AUG||SEP||OCT||NOV||DEC||2022 TOTALS|
|Vehicle – Theft||42||51||40||50||60||54||61||60||53||471|
|Index Crime Totals||241||227||216||260||247||270||278||316||306||2361|
According to the staff report:
The ShotSpotter Respond Solution is designed to identify, locate, and track active gunfire, and will support the Antioch Police Department’s efforts to ensure more effectively respond to and investigate gunfire incidents. ShotSpotter supports agencies of all sizes that are committed to leveraging real-time intelligence to reduce gun violence and build community trust.
ShotSpotter will detect and accurately locate to within 25 meters of the actual gunshot location 90% of unsuppressed, outdoor gunshots fired inside the contracted coverage area using standard, commercially available rounds greater than .25 caliber.
In 2021, there was a 40% surge in gun violence reported in the City of Antioch. ShotSpotter has proven to be a crime deterrent in many cities and can support two of the City’s anti-crime related initiatives.
- ShotSpotter Community Engagement Directors will work with the Antioch Police Department to help establish and support community outreach groups by leveraging ShotSpotter respond data to facilitate proactive communication with community groups, schools, and other stakeholders when shootings occur. This will allow the City to bring trauma-informed care to children exposed to persistent gun violence.
- ShotSpotter Respond data provides information on exactly where and when shootings occur within the coverage areas to help department efficiently direct resources.
- Using Respond’s Insight investigative tool, the Department can easily create community-facing dashboards (shared on the Department’s website) to display statistics about shootings with dates, times, and locations.
Gun Violence Reduction Strategies
- ShotSpotter Respond provides alerts to Police and Dispatch in less than 60 seconds to allow Officers to arrive on-scene faster, which can help save lives and keep communities safer.
- With these precise location provided, alerts can help Officers find victims, witnesses, and evidence (shell casings) that often lead to suspects and arrests.
- Respond alerts have assisted police in uncovering and confiscating illegal firearms and identifying ghost gun manufacturing operations.
The core capabilities of the ShotSpotter solution are:
- Detect: ShotSpotter detects and locates gunfire incidents enabling a fast precise response to over 90% of shooting incidents within the targeted areas. This has a powerful deterrent effect and disrupts the gun violence cycle.
- Protect: ShotSpotter helps to protect officers by providing them with comprehensive data on the actual amount of gunfire activity that occurs in the neighborhood they patrol and provides critical situational awareness when responding to specific incidents.
- Connect: By applying community policing-oriented best practices, ShotSpotter provides a unique opportunity for law enforcement agencies to connect with vulnerable communities. Rapid response to gunfire incidents in communities that have been most impacted by gun violence builds positive attitudes towards law enforcement and leads to more constructive engagement and cooperation.
The ShotSpotter gunshot detection, alert, and analysis services provide what would be otherwise unobtainable, critical real-time gunfire intelligence. The city Council direction regarding potential future use of ShotSpotter technology is requested to be provided this evening after evaluation and of the presentation.
Antioch City Council Meeting
Tuesday, October 11
200 H Street, City of Antioch
Full Agenda + Presentation: Click Here
Known 2022 Shootings
- Oct. 8: 18-Year-Old Shot and Killed in Antioch (homicide)
- Sept.16: Man Shot After Domestic Dispute in Antioch Thursday Afternoon
- Sept. 5: Man Shot Dead in Antioch in Drive-by Style Shooting (homicide)
- Aug 30: Man Shot Monday Outside Hudson Court Apartments in Antioch
- Aug 19: Suspect in Custody After Shots Fired Near Jack London Elementary in Antioch
- July 21: 1 Dead, 1 Wounded in Overnight Shooting in City of Antioch
- June 27: Antioch Police Investigating Three Weekend Shootings
- May 20: Attempted Robbery in Antioch Leads to One Dead, Another Wounded
- May 15: Antioch Police Investigating Sunday Shooting on Wilbur Ave
- April 20: Antioch Apartment Complex Shot Up, Pastor Releases Statement
- April 10: Man Wounded Several Times in Monday Morning Shooting in Antioch
- April 1: Man Shows up at Hospital With Gunshot Wound
- March 28: 16-Year-Old Shot Near Deer Valley High School Prompts Brief Lockdown
- March 14: At least 10 gunshots in the area of E. Madill Street with subject shot
- March 13: Male shot at Clayburn and Lone Tree Way – walks into hospital with multiple gunshot wounds.
- Feb 25: Antioch Police Say Single Shot Fired in Overnight 7-Eleven Robbery on Hillcrest
- Feb 24: Antioch Police Investigating Overnight Shooting on Longhorn Way
- Feb 15: Female Shot in the hand in 700 block of F Street
- Feb 13: Subject arrived at hospital with gunshot wound. Area of Highway 4 or Larskpur area (no info by APD or CHP)
- Feb 8: 76-Year-Old Woman Fatally Shot, Antioch Police Seek Public Assistance (Homicide 4)
- Feb 6: Female Shot in the hand (J Street)
- Feb 2: Antioch Police Announce Arrest in Shootout on Peppertree Way
- Feb 1: Antioch Police Investigate Shooting on Madill Court (Homicide 2 & 3)
- Jan 24: Updated: Antioch Police Investigating Fatal Shooting on Delta Fair Blv (Homicide 1)