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Social Media: A Crime-fighting Tool

In the United States, 9 out of 10 police departments are using some form of social media to combat crimes. A study from Lexis Risk Solutions found out that 4 out of 5 use social media to fight crimes. It also learned that 67% believe that social media helps solve crimes more quickly. Police use YouTube to post surveillance videos, and Facebook to post images of “wanted” suspects in hiding. Cops befriend suspects to be able to learn about the location of these suspects. Records have it that a good number of suspects were already caught with the use of social media.

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