Friday, March 25, 2011

A Crime-Fighting Success

Mexico City says it has managed to reduce the rate of car theft by 15 percent in the city, which it attributes to the installation of 6,800 cameras around the city. It also says that in the central Cuauhtémoc delegation, in has reduced the response time by police from 12 to five minutes, on average. The note linked above, despite being only three sentences, amounts to a far more detailed and substantive explanation of changing crime rates than is typical in most government statements, so good for the DF. Everyone else needs to catch up. Although one wonders if Ebrard's crew just finished The Wire and got creative with their bookkeeping.

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