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Video Surveillance Systems in Virginia

Virginia is a state on the east coast of the United States. The current estimated population is 8,260,405. It was established in 1584 as the first English Colony and the first settlement was in Jamestown in 1607. The early settlers suffered many casualties due to starvation and battles with the Native American population. Most of the colonists worked farming tobacco to be shipped to Europe and many had indentured servants. By 1661 African slavery had become part of Virginia statutes. During the Seven Years’ War a militia from Virginia led by George Washington fought for the British. Following the war dissatisfaction with British rule began to spread amongst the colonies. In 1776 Virginia delegates declared independence from the British Empire and the American Revolution began. After defeating the British in the Siege of Yorktown in 1781, the colonies were granted independence. Virginia’s economy was largely based on plantations and slave labor. A few days after the start of the Civil War in 1861 Virginia seceded from the Union. Richmond became the capital of the Confederate States of America until confederate troops were defeated and the Civil War ended in 1865. Although African-Americans were now free, Jim Crow laws were enforced and many were denied basic rights in Virginia. Tobacco and shipbuilding became two of the biggest components of Virginia’s post-war economy. Today Virginia enjoys one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country and most jobs are in the service sector. Other important industries in the state are government, farming and technology. Virginia is home to the Department of Defense and the Central Intelligence Agency. The state is known as the birthplace of America and has been home to more US presidents than any other state. Many tourists come to the state to visit the historic landmarks such as the homes of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Robert E. Lee. Colonial Williamsburg recreates colonial Virginian culture and is perhaps the most popular tourist destination in the state. Virginia has many top rated colleges and universities including the University of Virginia, The College of William and Mary and Virginia Tech.

Crime rates in Virginia are very low. In 2013 Virginia had the 3rd lowest crime rate in the nation. Crime has been decreasing since 2004. The rate of violent crime is half the national average and property crime is close to the national average. The chance of becoming a victim of property crime in the state is 1 in 46 and of violent crime is 1 in 526. The state’s low crime rate may be due to the many affluent neighborhoods and cities. One Virginia city, Blacksburg, made it on the list of safest cities in the US. No Virginia cities are considered to be amongst the most dangerous. Many residents of Virginia use surveillance systems to protect their homes and businesses. Properties with surveillance systems are known to experience less crime than those without. Residents who have not already protected their property should install surveillance systems to ensure that crime rates remain low. Surveillance systems can be used to monitor homes, retail stores, museums and many other locations.

Virginia State Capitol
1000 Bank St
Richmond, VA 23219

Colonial Williamsburg
310 S England St
Williamsburg, VA 23185

931 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy
Charlottesville, VA 22902

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