Police cameras help reduce crime, stats suggest

A year after more than 100 cameras were installed at a cost of $2.2 million, crime numbers have dropped in several categories in Columbus, Ohio

By Allison Manning
The Columbus Dispatch

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The hookers, drug dealers and other bad actors who used to loiter on a Hilltop corner near Fred Tompkins' house have found other places to hang.

Turns out, they don't like being watched.

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