The Singapore Government has installed high resolution video camera at 300 public housing blocks and multi-storey carparks as part of S$160 million Community Policing System. This is to help the Police Department better prevent, deter and detect crime at Bukit Merah, Bishan, Clementi, Punggol, Sengkang, Tampines and Woodlands. The master plan is to cover 10,000 public housing blocks and multi-storey carparks islandwide with the cameras by 2016.
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Most residents have welcomed the initiative. One of the residents said “now we will be safer.” Singapore’s crime rate is relatively low, at about 600 crimes per 100,000 people.