Chester Pa. mayor wants more cameras to stem violence

    The mayor of the southeastern Pennsylvania city of Chester says he wants at least a tenfold increase in the number of security cameras to help combat an increase in homicides.

    There have been 14 homicides so far this year in the city, the first time in at least a decade the number has reached double digits this early, according to state data.

    Mayor John Linder told The Philadelphia Inquirer that no suspects have been arrested in any of the cases.

    He said Chester currently has fewer than 10 cameras, and installing more than 100 would help police solve crimes and make residents feel safer.

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    Linder, whose own wife was carjacked a week ago, said officials are seeking grants and aid from local businesses for the $3 million project.

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