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Germany: Increased surveillance measures announced for Oktoberfest04:14

Germany: Increased surveillance measures announced for Oktoberfest

Germany, Munich
August 29, 2018 at 00:22 GMT +00:00 · Published

Police will be expanding surveillance operations during Oktoberfest this year, Bavarian Minister of the Interior Joachim Herrmann announced in Munich on Tuesday.

A total of 47 cameras will be deployed, including 10 new cameras, a prospective 13 panoramic cameras, as well as bodycams to be worn by police officers. The cost to the taxpayer will be approximately €200,000.

The event, known for its beer and traditional Bavarian costumes, has also made headlines in the past for its crime rates. In 2016, a total of 1110 crimes were reported, including 34 sexual offences. In 2017, police patrolled the festivities equipped with bodycams for the first time.

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Police will be expanding surveillance operations during Oktoberfest this year, Bavarian Minister of the Interior Joachim Herrmann announced in Munich on Tuesday.

A total of 47 cameras will be deployed, including 10 new cameras, a prospective 13 panoramic cameras, as well as bodycams to be worn by police officers. The cost to the taxpayer will be approximately €200,000.

The event, known for its beer and traditional Bavarian costumes, has also made headlines in the past for its crime rates. In 2016, a total of 1110 crimes were reported, including 34 sexual offences. In 2017, police patrolled the festivities equipped with bodycams for the first time.

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