CCTV 'Not a Crime Deterrent'

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CCTV is not as useful in the fight against crime as was previously thought, according to government research.

The cameras, which have been placed at the heart of crime prevention policy, may be more effective as a detection tool than as a deterrent, researchers found.


Rachel Armitage, of its crime and social policy unit, said: "It would be foolish to claim that well planned CCTV can never have an impact but the effectiveness of CCTV is often overstated."

Period14 Aug 2002

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