If you watch the news regularly, you might think the world is a dangerous place, especially if you subscribe to one of the many online news aggregators that feed your paranoid echo chamber with personalized news feeds. In reality, both violent and property crimes have dropped significantly over the last 25 years. Public perception is perhaps finally catching up with the facts: The National League of Cities reported that public safety is the No. 5 concern among municipalities, dropping out of the top-three issues since the survey began. Technology is almost certainly playing a role, as companies like ShotSpotter (SSTI) have deployed an AI-powered audio detection network that pinpoints gunshots within seconds, giving police an edge in fighting crime in more than 100 cities. Public safety, of course, isn’t just about playing cops and robbers. Smart cities of today are constantly looking for ways to make their operations more efficient while also providing services and infrastructure that helps people live safely in their homes, neighborhoods, and public spaces. The bright minds at CB Insights put together one of their hallmark market maps on the different ways cities are becoming s...