New York City to install more subway surveillance cameras

08:12, August 10, 2010      

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About 1,000 subway security cameras will be set up by the end of next year to help catch New York subway criminals, local media reported on Monday.

There are now 3,100 subway security cameras in operation, including about 900 that went online in June. Another thousand will be set up by the end of next year to help solve subway crimes, Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) told the local media.

Transit police investigating subway crimes are increasingly going to the videotape to identify and arrest armed robbers, muggers and other thugs.

The NYC Transit data reveal that detectives from New York City Police Department (NYPD) asked NYC Transit to pull footage from surveillance cameras nearly 2,000 times last year, up from 222 times in 2005, local media reported.

The MTA has invested 22 million U.S. dollars till July in fixing nearly 1,000 broken subway security cameras, but more than one-fourth of the 4,313 cameras on the whole subway system still remain off-line, according to the MTA.

Source: Xinhua

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