Orlando’s overall crime rate is nearly four times as high as the national rate, and in 2009 the violent crime rate in the greater Orlando area was nearly 60 percent higher than the national average. To help combat its street crime, Orlando police in 2008 began implementing a system of surveillance cameras installed around the city. The Orlando Police Department considers the camera program a success, and in 2011 hopes to add 60 more cameras to the 140 already installed around the city.
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