08/30/2013

Cameras cited in 23% crime drop in Fla. city

Video units were installed around Tampa for use during the Republican National Convention; footage cited as helping resolve cases early on in investigation phase

By Richard Danielson
Tampa Bay Times Staff Writer

TAMPA, Fla. — Crime in downtown Tampa has dropped 23 percent since last year, and while police don't give all the credit to the surveillance cameras bought for the Republican National Convention, they're glad to have the technology.

"They're...

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