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Do security cameras cut crime? A new study weighs in

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on March 3, 2009 at 3:00 pm |
March 3, 2009 3:00 pm

The New York Times has a story on its Web site this morning on a new study that raises the question whether surveillance cameras deter crime.


The story points out that while the cameras might not cut crime, they help law enforcement solve crime. Pierce County law enforcement agencies have had success in solving crimes – in particular bank robberies and the like – after releasing still images and video footage to the media.

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