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D.C. offers rebates for installing surveillance cameras to deter crime

The District on Wednesday launched a new crime-fighting program that offers residents rebates for installing security cameras on their properties.

Officials are implementing the program after the D.C. Council unanimously passed a bill in January authorizing the expenditures. The program officers a rebate of as much as $200 per camera, with a maximum of $500 for each residence and $750 for other addresses, such as businesses.

Detailed information on rebates for surveillance cameras

“The installation of private security cameras in the city is another step to deter crime and assist police during investigations,” Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) said in a statement. “This innovative rebate program helps equip residents, small businesses, nonprofits and religious institutions with the tools they need to help prevent crime and identify suspects.”

Cameras have to be registered with the District. For more detailed information, visit the D.C. Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants. People can also call 202-727-5124.