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Police-Monitored Surveillance Cameras Increasing In Baltimore

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BALTIMORE (AP)– Baltimore’s network of police-monitored surveillance cameras continues to expand.

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake helped install one of a dozen new cameras along Pennsylvania Avenue in West Baltimore on Thursday.

The new cameras are funded both by a federal grant and a grant administered by Howard County.

Baltimore now has 538 cameras. Sixty have been added since Rawlings-Blake took office 18 months ago.

Last year, the cameras contributed to nearly 1,300 arrests, and more than 125 arrests for violent crimes were initiated because of something spotted on the cameras.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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