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Are CCTV cameras in UK a “fiasco”?

They are, according to one of London’s top police officers. In an interview with The Guardian, Mick Neville, head of New Scotland Yard’s Visual Images, Identifications and Detections Office, says that even though Britain has more security cameras than any other country in Europe, CCTV cameras have, so far, helped solve just three per cent of street robberies in London.

Don’t expect the cameras to disappear, however. According to The Register, the comments “appear to be a thinly veiled plea for more cash to be poured into the country’s favourite surveillance technology”.

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