USC Moves Security to Neighborhood West of Campus

Published: January 26, 2011

LOS ANGELES — The University of Southern California (USC) is increasing off-campus security in a neighborhood west of its campus. Security guards will be stationed in the area and two types of cameras will be installed.

The university plans to install 45 regular security cameras and 19 other cameras intended to capture vehicle license plates in the areas surrounding campus, the Daily Trojan reports. Fifteen of the regular cameras and 12 of the license plate cameras are designated for use on the west side of USC. Also, 12 new guards hired by the university will patrol the neighborhood, which was not previously monitored.  

Cameras have successfully deterred crime at USC in the past. On the north side of campus, the number of robberies dropped from 22 to two when five cameras were installed.

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