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Security : the S-Bahn station Neukölln gets video cameras

The S-train station Neukölln will soon be twelve video cameras installed. But that, apparently, is not fighting crime - but only the "individual safety of the passengers perceive to be increased". The Deutsche Bahn declared in response to a request of the Deputy Niklas Schrader (Left). Parallel to this, the cameras should increase accordingly, customer satisfaction, and "operational concerns" about the Traffic management.

What is the answer also shows that The crime is on the S-train station Neukölln has been declining for some time. 209 offences at the S were registered in 2016-the train station, there were 2017, only 129. In the past year, the number of registered crimes dropped to 117. Among the most frequently registered crimes, simple theft (41 offences in 2018, compared to 128 offences in 2016), as well as offences in connection with narcotic drugs, such as drug trafficking (25 offences in 2018, compared to 42 in 2014).

The Background for this decrease is likely to on the one hand are regular strips of the security staff of Deutsche Bahn, the tyres, the S-Bahn station according to the reply of the railway "regular day-to-day course of preventive" best. In the immediate vicinity of the S-Bahn station, a mobile drug consumption room in fixed-point since the spring of 2017, is active. 31. In January, a stationary consumption room opened in the Karl-Marx-Straße.

This station improved stay - and counselling services are available to the consumers in the environment of the S available, it also States in the answer of the Senate. Drug users have an Alternative to consumption in the public space - which is likely to have a direct impact on the drug-related crimes at the S-Bahn station.

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order "is A Prime example of pervasive security esotericism"

What is the added contribution of the video surveillance in this context to afford to remains in the answer is unclear. The Deputy Schrader sees meanwhile, in response, the Deutsche Bahn confirmed. "I criticize for a long time that video surveillance of security that just," he says. And further: "The S-Bahn is at least honest and admits this openly. Unfortunately, this is a Prime example of the ever more pervasive security esotericism."

take place In which areas of the railway station of drug use and trafficking with a focus that is not covered, according to Senate statistics. "Insights to trade with narcotic drugs exist for the lobby of the station, as well as for the intermediate deck to the U-Bahn station Neukölln", - stated in the answer. This area was possibly "due to its structural conditions for Narcotic users and narcotic dealers to stay or to each other focus meet attractive and therefore perfect for police," it says. The cameras are to be installed on the platform, in the people, under the leadership and in the lobby.

video surveillance in the Berlin transport is not a new phenomenon. Currently, 19 monitoring stations. The BVG has installed more than 16.000 cameras, including subways, buses and trams. At the station Südkreuz take the S-Bahn has tested in the past year in a pilot project, monitoring technology with face detection. Privacy advocates repeatedly criticized the Surveillance, and argue, among other things, the privacy rights of the passengers.

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