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Interior minister: Safe City service discloses 20 crimes in Azerbaijan

Society Materials 28 January 2011 18:44
Twenty crimes were disclosed in Azerbaijan by means of video surveillance as a part of the “Safe City” service, Interior Minister Ramil Usubov said today in an interview with the Azerbaijan newspaper.
Interior minister: Safe City service discloses 20 crimes in Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan.28 / Trend, K. Zarbaliyeva /

Twenty crimes were disclosed in Azerbaijan by means of video surveillance as a part of the "Safe City" service, Interior Minister Ramil Usubov said today in an interview with the Azerbaijan newspaper.

The minister noted that this service revealed 2,104 traffic accidents, as well as 49 cases of pedestrian running-down accidents.

Usubov said 40,979 administrative violations of traffic rules were uncovered.

Evidence based on 28.3 percent of criminal cases which are under investigation was collected by using created automated laboratories and fingerprint information systems, Usubov said.

He said that through the Information Portal, 540 wanted people and ten cars were found, and more than 750,000 requests on convictions, wanted people, motor vehicles, and firearms were replied.

Last year, based on messages received by the 102 service, 1679 criminal cases were filed, about 2,000 illegal acts on the ground of domestic violence were prevented, as well as 314 crimes were disclosed with the organization's capabilities on hot pursuit, Usubov said.

An additional 448 digital and multifunctional cameras were installed in the second phase of introduction of video surveillance by the Safe City service in Azerbaijan. The number of cameras has reached 1,100 so far.

Placement of 228 payphones in the radius of surveillance of video cameras of the Safe City automated control system has been ensured, and work is underway this direction, Usubov said.

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