10,000 Cameras Ineffective At Deterring Crime

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 — via Slashdot

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