Despite a nationwide rise in violent crime, according to Statistics Canada, Montreal remains one of the safest cities on the continent.\nALSO READ: Swarms Of Biting Ladybugs Are Infesting Canada\nThe city has been immune to the spike in gun-related deaths that has unfortunately plagued the city of Toronto this year.\nPetty offenses and misdemeanours, however, are fairly common in the city.\nMontreal definitely has a problem with public urination, for example, especially on weekend evenings.\nMontreal motorists also have a bad reputation. Drivers regularly ignore traffic rules, speed, and execute daring feats.\nThat's why the city of Montreal has installed hundreds of traffic cameras around the city.\nThose cameras are constantly monitored. Officials have used them to catch speeders and drivers who run red lights.\nHowever, the cameras could be used to catch other criminal activity on the streets. According to Wired, traffic cameras have the potential to document non-traffic related violations.\nThe SPVM did not immediately respond to whether Montreal police have access to traffic camera footage.\nThe city of Montreal has published a map that shows all the traffic cameras in the city. Since this information is public, the cameras are not technically secret.\nHowever, the average pedestrian or motorist would be totally unaware that tiny cameras are watching them at every intersection. That's the point.\nIndeed, the number of cameras numbers in the hundreds.\nTake a look at all the cameras in the Plateau-Mont-Royal:\nVia Montreal\nQuartier des Spectacles and Old Port:\nVia Montreal\nand Downtown:\nVia Montreal\nMontreal residents should think twice before committing an offense on the street.\nThe city is watching.\nReview the whole map here.