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Police Video Surveillance cams as well as criminal activityAn increasing variety of cities around the world usage Police Video Surveillance cams to prevent criminal activity, but little is known about whether these video cameras decrease criminal offense or just move it to other places.The program likewise shows up to use value for money compared to other protection and criminal offense avoidance actions.The impact of police-monitored cams in MontevideoIn an upcoming paper (Munyo and also Rossi 2019) we examine the effect of a massive introduction of police-monitored video cameras in Montevideo (the capital city of Uruguay, with 1.5 million residents).These cameras are continuously enjoyed by policeman located in a surveillance centre that integrates video security technology with the activity of cops patrol response.In order to study the influence of this policy on crime, we make the most of an unique data source that includes deep space of documented criminal activity in the entire city of Montevideo, by road section, as well as the place and the moment of the installation of all cops monitoring cameras in the city.To identify the impact of police-monitored cameras on criminal offense, we make use of a difference-in-differences technique that makes use of the irregularity over time and room in the introduction of the cams.
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