Mayor Daley has argued that security and terrorism won’t be an issue if his Olympic dreams come true because, by 2016, there will be a surveillance camera on every street corner in Chicago.So my bet is that we'll see the exact same thing we did in the UK. A mixture of crime moving out into the suburbs and ever inventive ways of vandalizing them.
On Thursday, Orozco refused to say how many cameras are currently linked to the 911 center. But, he reiterated Daley’s earlier promise. “We’re going to grow the system until we eventually cover one end of the city to the other,” he said.
Basically, areas like Englewood and BackoftheYards will have their cameras destroyed or stolen pretty quickly and they won't get replaced or repaired very quickly, especially when repairmen start getting attacked and they refuse to go back.
Neighborhoods closer to the suburbs will see a decrease in crime as the drug dealers and burglars just shift thier 'offices' over a few blocks to areas that don't have cameras. A proportional crime increase in the 'burbs and collar counties will soon follow.
Maybe a better plan to reduce crime in Chicago is to put cameras inside the offices of the Mayor and his Merry Aldercritters.