According to Ecuador’s interior ministry, security cameras have played a major role in Ecuador’s dramatic drop in crime during the last decade. More than 4,100 cameras have been installed since 2009, most of them since the country’s 911 ECU program began operations in 2012. According to the ministry, since 2009, Ecuador’s murder and violent crime rates have been cut in half. In the latest international crime statistics, Ecuador has the second lowest murder rate in Latin America and the third lowest in the western hemisphere. Many Ecuadorian cities, including Cuenca and Quito, have murder rates substantially lower than those of…
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