Jamaica Installs Surveillance Cameras to Thwart Crime in Rough Town

Jamaica has installed surveillance cameras to reduce crime in one of its most violent cities.

Mayor Milton Brown on Tuesday said the federal government invested $13,000 in the project.

The city of May Pen, just west of Kingston, has reported more than 200 killings this year.

Cameras already monitor Kingston and a tourist district in Montego Bay.

The Works Ministry says it plans to install additional cameras in tourist areas including Negril and Mandeville.

Some 1,240 people have been killed in Jamaica this year, down 11 percent from 2007.