[NetBehaviour] Only one crime was solved by each 1, 000 CCTV cameras

Olga olga.panades at gmail.com
Thu Aug 27 10:29:38 CEST 2009

>From BBC News:

Only one crime was solved by each 1,000 CCTV cameras in London last
year, a report into the city's surveillance network has claimed.

The internal police report found the million-plus cameras in London
rarely help catch criminals. In one month CCTV helped capture just
eight out of 269 suspected robbers. David Davis MP, the former shadow
home secretary, said: "It should provoke a long overdue rethink on
where the crime prevention budget is being spent."

He added: "CCTV leads to massive expense and minimum effectiveness.
"It creates a huge intrusion on privacy, yet provides little or no
improvement in security."


Olga P Massanet

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