Venezuela Prepares to Install 30,000 Surveillance Cameras to Tackle Widespread Crime
Venezuela is undertaking great efforts to quell crime by installing 30,000 surveillance cameras in strategic locations across the country, with a large portion to be deployed in Caracas, the country's capital. Some surveillance cameras have already been installed in Caracas' metropolitan area as part of a testing phase. Venezuelan police plan to utilize recorded video to help solve crimes.
Roughly 16,000 murders occurred in Venezuela in 2012, underscoring the need for tighter security forces. In the first quarter of 2013 there were 3,400 murders. In addition to placing security cameras throughout the nation, Venezuela will send out troops to aid in combating crime and corruption.