Philadelphia police say surveillance cameras cutting crime
By Jeff Shields
The Philadelphia Inquirer
PHILADELPHIA — It's 10:39 a.m. outside the Fresh Donut at Seventh Street and Girard Avenue in North Philadelphia, time for water ice and malt liquor.
It has been a year since the first city-owned police surveillance cameras came online at 12 crime hot spots. And the results, while inconclusive, are encouraging, officials say.
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