CTA trains equipped with cameras in effort to cut down crime

Just about every one of its train cars now has a security camera inside,  the CTA announced Wednesday.

Cameras are now installed on more than 800 rail cars.

There are some 23,000 cameras in the entire CTA system, and agency officials say they’re already making a difference.

They say crime is down 26 percent in the first three months of this year, compared to last year.

There are also more police patrols and undercover operations aboard the trains.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and CTA President Forrest Claypool unveiled the numbers at the Kimball stop on the CTA’s Brown Line.

 

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