Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Surveillance State

A £500 million investment and nothing to show for it.

The millions of CCTV cameras on Britain's streets have done virtually nothing to cut crime, Home Office research has revealed.

Cameras in town centres, housing estates and on public transport 'did not have a significant effect', a report concluded.

It found that the only offence that was heavily reduced by their presence was theft from vehicles in car parks.

But will we see them being removed from our streets before further money is wasted? Don't hold your breath.

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