Chicagoans Approve of Public Cameras and Mandate for Businesses


A recent poll taken by the Chicago Tribune and WGN-
TV reveals that 80 percent of those who responded favor the
installation of security cameras in public places within
Chicago as a means of fighting crime. The poll, which
included 700 registered voters, was conducted Feb. 10-13.
According to the Tribune, the potential margin of
error for a sample of this size is +/- 4 percent.

The article says there are several thousand cameras
already employed by the Chicago Transit Authority, Chicago
Housing Authority, and other local agencies.

The survey also found that 58 percent of respondents approved of a general mandate that would require security cameras for thousands of businesses open a minimum of 12 hours a day. Last month Mayor Richard Daley endorsed a plan that would add Chicago businesses to the list in spite of opposition from business groups.

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