Monday, August 24, 2009

1000 surveillance cameras solve just one crime!!!

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. More...

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