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Surveillance Cameras Increase Burglary Arrests in Beverly Hills

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BEVERLY HILLS — Beverly Hills Police are crediting Automatic License Plate Readers (ALPR), surveillance cameras throughout the city and an increase in arrests for the reduction in residential burglaries by 50% this year.

Beverly Hills Police Chief Sandra Spagnoli says technology has allowed police officers and detectives to “react in real time to crimes in progress,” and immediately arrest suspects, recover stolen vehicles and obtain evidence of other crimes committed in the area. 

According to the October 2019 monthly crime statistics report there was a 50% reduction in residential burglaries year to date. Commercial burglaries experienced a 14% drop, violent crimes are down 8% and other property crimes are down 16%.

In addition to technology, the crime reduction is attributed partly to an increase in pro-active policing, high visibility patrol and an increase in arrests. During the past twelve months, arrests have increased by 7%. 

Chief Spagnoli states, “the effort from our residents to keep Beverly Hills safe is shown in these numbers, as well as the decrease in crime we’ve seen this last year. These community partnerships in preventing crimes and suspect apprehension is, in part, why Beverly Hills continues to be one of the safest cities to live, work and play.” 

During this holiday season, the BHPD will continue its efforts to keep the community safe by ensuring high visibility of uniformed police officers to include an increase in foot patrols in the City’s business district.

Residents are encouraged to sign up for a smartphone application to receive more information about Department events and activities. The application can be downloaded from the Apple App or Google Play Stores by searching “Beverly Hills Police”. 

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