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10k Cameras Ineffective At Deterring Crime


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Tens of thousands of CCTV cameras, yet 80% of crime unsolved

London has 10,000 crime-fighting CCTV cameras which cost £200 million but an analysis of the publicly funded spy network has cast serious doubt on its ability to help solve crime. In fact, four out of five of the boroughs with the most cameras have a record of solving crime that is below average. The study found that police are no more likely to catch offenders in areas with hundreds of cameras than in those with hardly any. Could this be an effective argument against the proliferation of cameras or will politicians simply ignore the facts and press ahead?

http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/news/article...lved/article.do

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Well, we are assuming that the purpose of these camera's is to cut down on crime.

They may not be useful to the police (in the case sited above), but they must be VERY useful to the Security Services, who can afford the face/body-recognition software - and the computer power - to track 'undesirables'... whatever that term happens to mean at the time.

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They may not be useful to the police (in the case sited above), but they must be VERY useful to the Security Services, who can afford the face/body-recognition software - and the computer power - to track 'undesirables'... whatever that term happens to mean at the time.

Meow Purr.

With an error quote of about 30% .... The good old Bobby at the corner is better.

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They may not be useful to the police (in the case sited above), but they must be VERY useful to the Security Services, who can afford the face/body-recognition software - and the computer power - to track 'undesirables'
Sounds like wishful thinking to me. :)
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10k must just be the number of cameras watched by police. The actual number is much higher.

London charges a fee to cars and also uses the films to catch and fine cheats. In all, there are at least 500,000 cameras in the city, and one study showed that in a single day a person could expect to be filmed 300 times.

http://online.wsj.com/public/article/SB112...Y_20060708.html

The exact number of CCTV cameras in the UK is not known but a 2002 working paper by Michael McCahill and Clive Norris of UrbanEye[1], based on a small sample in Putney High Street, estimated the number of surveillance cameras in private premises in London is around 500,000 and the total number of cameras in the UK is around 4,200,000. The UK has one camera for every 14 people.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Closed-circuit_television

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