Monday, January 08, 2007

Gun-shooting illegal aliens: Sensor and Ship Out

A newly employed acoustic gunshot-detection system consisting of strategically placed gunshot sensors could serve a dual purpose to target and capture illegal aliens who commit crimes using guns. How many of the violent crime statistics, according to a GAO report, involved the use of a gun? We'll see whether any criminals caught who are "undocumented" are tried and convicted in U.S. and then immediately deported!

GAO Report references

Information on Certain Illegal Aliens Arrested in the United States, GAO-05-646R, May 9, 2005

GAO study on illegals and crime

Illegal aliens linked to rise in crime statistics
Jim Kouri Jim Kouri June 22, 2006

The former Immigration and Naturalization Service estimated that as of January 2000 the total unauthorized immigrant population residing in the United States was 7 million. This total includes those who entered the United States illegally and those who entered legally but overstayed their authorized period of stay.

A more recent study estimated that there were about 10 million illegal aliens living in the United States as of March 2005. The study estimated that nearly 700,000 aliens entered the United States illegally or overstayed their authorized period of stay each year between 2000 and 2004. Some experts believe this is a overly conservative figure and that illegal immigrants number close to 20 million.

At the same time, after a steady annual reduction in crime, the annual FBI Uniform Crime Report reveals a slow but sure yearly increase in crime, especially violent crime. Some criminologists attribute the rise in crime to illegal aliens who come into the United States with a criminal background.

Many illegal aliens in the United States have been arrested and incarcerated in federal and state prisons and local jails, adding to already overcrowded prisons and jails. The US Justice Department issued a report on criminal aliens who are incarcerated in federal and state prisons and local jails...

...They were arrested for a total of about 700,000 criminal offenses, averaging about 13 offenses per illegal alien. One arrest incident may include multiple offenses, a fact that explains why there are nearly one and half times more offenses than arrests. Almost all of these illegal aliens were arrested for more than 1 offense. Slightly more than half of the 55,322 illegal aliens had between 2 and 10 offenses.

About 45 percent of all offenses were drug or immigration offenses. About 15 percent were property-related offenses such as burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and property damage. About 12 percent were for violent offenses such as murder, robbery, assault, and sex-related crimes...

...Eighty percent of all arrests occurred in three states — California, Texas, and Arizona. Specifically, about 58 percent of all arrests occurred in California, 14 percent in Texas, and 8 percent in Arizona...

City Hall pushed to buy $1.5m system to track gunshots
By Suzanne Smalley, Globe Staff January 6, 2007

Boston city councilors, law enforcement officials, and community leaders are pressing City Hall to come up with $1.5 million to buy a promising acoustic gunshot-detection system

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The Associated Press Dec 24, 2006 3:56

Councilor suggests a gunshot detection system in crime hotspots
Stephanie Perry
Issue date: 3/2/06 Section: News

Following the most violent year Boston has seen in a decade, Councilor Rob Consalvo (Hyde Park, Roslindale) proposed in Wednesday's meeting that city officials look into installing gunshot detection systems in regions of the city where gun violence is prevalent.

Consalvo said systems such as ShotSpotter are designed to pick up the sound of a gunshot by using audio sensors. After a gunshot is recognized, the system contacts police agencies within three seconds. The systems are designed to differentiate between firecrackers or car noises and real gun shots...


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