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Maps show where SkyCop cameras could be installed

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    Dozens of SkyCop cameras have been spread across Memphis, but mainly in the more affluent neighborhoods that can afford to purchase them on their own. 

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    Dozens of SkyCop cameras have been spread across Memphis, but mainly in the more affluent neighborhoods that can afford to purchase them on their own. 

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

Twenty-one different crime hot spots in Memphis will soon be getting a SkyCop.

SkyCop is a camera located high above the ground that can monitor any given area and help police gather important evidence when a crime occurs.

Memphis City Council approved the purchase of 70 SkyCop cameras. Now they just need to be installed.

The plan is to place the cameras in areas that tend to see more crime.

Click here to see a map of where in each city district Memphis Police Department plans to install the cameras.

In 1970, Luciel Coleman moved into her South Memphis home. 

"When I first moved over here, this was a beautiful area," Coleman said. "It was alive with children running up and down--no crime."

Now, her home is in one of the areas that is expected to get the new SkyCop cameras. She is excited about the new cameras.

"With cameras, I don't think they'll [criminals] be likely to do the things that they do because they know they can be seen," Coleman said.

The areas where MPD wants to put the cameras were determined by crime rate, but it's not just the most crime-ridden areas.

Instead, MPD focused on residential areas that have high crime. They said the cameras will be able to help more in residential areas than they would in areas around malls and shopping centers.

There are 21 hot spots being considered, but City Council will only select seven to get cameras at this point.

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