Reducing Information Pollution

New York village finds crime fighting success with license plate cameras, but faces data overload

Source: American City & County
Author: Jason Axelrod
Date: 03/16/2016
Excerpt: A village in New York’s system of 27 license plate reading cameras has proven almost too effective for its police department. In late February, Freeport, N.Y.’s license plate reader system has tracked 17 million plates in three months, according to CBS News. For the police in a town of just over 43,000, the readers have delivered an overwhelming amount of data, and now the Freeport Chief of Police wants to expand the force to keep up with the information flow.
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