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Reducing Crime With Technology

Updated: Jun 18, 2018 9:55 PM
By Anthony Joseph


(GEORGETOWN, Del.) Since R.L. Hughes has been the Georgetown Police Chief the police department has been using technology from the Delaware State Police to crack down on crime with crime view.

"It gives us a better picture of our community and we can then take our limited resources and try to put them in the right spot to try to prevent crime in the future," said Hughes."It lets us look at crime data or police data and not only crimes, felonies, and misdemeanors, but also collisions."

324 crashes have happened in five months and a lot happens in one place.

"Our route 113 corridor starting out just north of 404 and south of route 9 is a hot spot for us," said Hughes."We have identified that for us and there a high number of collisions that occur and we want to reduce that amount of crashes there."

The technology allows them to work smarter to identify the problem area and get to the root of the problem. The Georgetown Police have also used to this technology to limit the number of thefts going on in Georgetown.



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