St. Louis surveillance camera network leads to over 200 arrests

Submitted by JW on Mon, 12/26/2016 - 17:42

Downtown STL says they have about 1,700 security cameras. Most of them are privately owned. There are 16 license plate recognition cameras. "They look right a license plate. The plate is hit up against a database, a national database of cars that were either stolen, or involved in a felony," said Downtown STL President and CEO Missy Kelley. Since the inception of the program, two years ago, police have had 91 stolen vehicles recovered, 21 illegal firearms recovered and 215 arrests. There have been 591 charges from those arrests. For each one of those arrests the person has committed multiple crimes.