Drones may be used to catch motorcycle thieves

During a late meeting of the London Assembly’s Police and Crime Committee, Deputy Commissioner Craig Mackey said that using drones to pursuit thieves on motorcycles could be a much safer option, especially in Camden and Islington where crime stats have risen.

There have been reports of more than 3000 cell phones being stolen in the past year with thieves taking off on bikes, giving them a higher advantage of escape. UK Police Using Drones

After an incident in Islington back in 2014, when an 18-year-old male was killed during a high-speed chase, the Metropolitan Police Service is now considering safer options when it comes to pursuing suspects, one of them being using drones to track down criminals.

Not only could this reduce the risk of future accidents taking place, but the UK police force could save thousands a year as there may not be the need for helicopter support, which at the moment, costs £850 per flying hour, which is approximately US$1116.

We are seeing more police departments around the world using drones as part of daily operations, including surveillance and controlling protests and riots. You can see the following states in North America currently using drones here.

– David.

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