The Numbers Tell a Story
- The need for a device with Silent Beacon’s capability has never been greater, as the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s violent crime and accident statistics become more shocking every day. Consider these alarming statistics:
- An automobile accident occurs every 6 seconds in the U.S., with a fatality from driving every 16 minutes. Due to the difficulty of pinpointing someone’s exact location while driving, the Silent Beacon ensures that medical personnel and family members know exactly where a user is – and can reach that person quickly.
- Every 26 seconds, someone becomes the victim of a violent crime. These attacks range from forced rape to aggravated assault. A sexual assault occurs every 2 minutes. More than 50% of these assaults take place within a one-mile radius of the victim’s home – or at home. Even more disturbing is the fact that only 12% of these attacks ever lead to an arrest.
- Every day, 2,300 people go missing, and this number includes abductions. Of those missing people, very few (if any) are found using their cell phones. Why? By law, when attempting to track a missing person via cellphone, you must subpoena his or her cell phone company for access to the last known ‘ping’. This process wastes valuable time.
As a society, we need a faster and more reliable method to help those in need. Silent Beacon has the perfect balance of innovation and integration to seamlessly help decrease the victim rate and increase safety within our communities. The following crime clock is a sobering reminder that the Silent Beacon is needed.
FBI’s 2012 Crime Clock Statistics, Crime in the United States
NHTSA Traffic Safety Facts, “2012 Motor Vehicle Crashes Overview” (DOT HS 811 856, November 2013)