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Security cameras will be rolled out in areas with crime concerns first

Published on Oct 16, 2012 4:32 PM
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Mr R. Ravichandran, a contractor for NCS, installing a CCTV camera in a multi-storey carpark in Jalan Bukit Merah. The roll-out of surveillance cameras in local neighbourhoods around Singapore will start in areas where there are greater crime and security concerns, said Mr S. Iswaran in Parliament on Tuesday. --ST PHOTO: JOSEPH NAIR

THE roll-out of surveillance cameras in local neighbourhoods around Singapore will start in areas where there are greater crime and security concerns, said Mr S. Iswaran in Parliament on Tuesday.

The Second Minister for Home Affairs, replying to a suggestion to set up cameras at loanshark hotspots, affirmed that the police would prioritise the installation of the camera network based on needs.

A consideration would be whether or not the area had security and crime concerns, such as loanshark harassment.

The number of people arrested for loanshark harassment and lending rose by 22 per cent to 1,033 in the first six months of this year, compared to the same period last year.

 
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