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UK Camera Count Triples in 10 Years

The amount of closed-circuit security cameras operated by local councils in the United Kingdom has nearly tripled over the past 10 years, according to a new report.
December 19, 2009, 9am PST | Nate Berg
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"Big Brother Watch, which carried out the survey, said there were now 59,753 cameras operated by 418 councils - up from 21,000 cameras 10 years ago.

Director Alex Deane said: "The evidence for the ability of CCTV to deter or solve crimes is sketchy at best."

But councils say the cameras help cut crime, catch criminals and make people feel safer."

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Published on Friday, December 18, 2009 in BBC
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