Greenville police sees 20% decrease in crime thanks to surveillance cameras

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The Greenville Police Department said it saw a 20% decrease in crime in 2018.

Mayor P.J. Connelly credits the hard work from the police department, as well as surveillance cameras.

The department has about 500 city cameras on streetlights, and inside of city buildings.

The city budgets for additional cameras every fiscal year adding 10 cameras every year. 

“They’ve helped us greatly when it comes to identifying a suspect seeing exactly what happened when it comes to a crash investigation they can be used in various ways and they’ve been a big help,” said Kristen Hunter, PIO of GPD. 

The department has a running list of locations where they plan to install new cameras. 

Their goal is to also increase lighting in areas to deter criminals.
 

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