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Hundreds of CCTVs to be installed on Jeju to prevent foreign offenses

All Headlines 18:43 October 04, 2016

JEJU ISLAND, South Korea, Oct. 4 (Yonhap) -- The provincial government of South Korea's resort island of Jeju said Tuesday it will expand installation of surveillance cameras and beef up security measures amid a rising number of crimes committed by foreigners.

The Jeju Special Self-Governing Province said it will install a total of 472 additional CCTVs at 105 areas designated as foreigner hot spots by the end of next year.

The plan, originally scheduled to be completed by the end of 2019, has been pushed forward with the increasing number of crimes committed by foreigners, especially from China.

The provincial government also said it will install emergency bells at 90 public bathrooms in the region that would allow people to directly contact the police.

Another 260 CCTVs and 41 bells will be added in 62 child protection zones on the island, it said.

There have been growing calls to toughen border controls and review the existing visa waiver program as the number of crimes committed by foreigners has continued to soar.

Earlier in the day, the Jeju District Prosecutors' Office said it has indicted seven Chinese tourists on charges of beating up a South Korean restaurant owner last month.

In September, another Chinese man was arrested on charges of killing a South Korean woman who was praying at a Catholic church.

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