Mayor Bill de Blasio says New York City is spending $210 million to upgrade security at its housing projects.
The money will fund several improvements, including better lighting and more security cameras. Much of the money will go towards a handful of housing developments, which account for 20 percent of the crime.
“We’re going to focus on, with our public safety investments, on 15 developments that have been particularly challenged,” de Blasio said. “Fifteen developments that have had some of the toughest trends in terms of violent crime over the last few years.”
De Blasio said these are investments that should have been made a long time ago.
Police Commissioner Bill Bratton has also vowed to send additional officers into the housing developments.
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