CCTV Cameras

Friday, Aug 28, 2009

JUST one crime is solved a year by every 1,000 CCTV cameras in the [London] Metropolitan Police area, it was claimed on Monday.

A senior Scotland Yard officer admitted just 1,000 crimes were solved in 2008 using CCTV images, as officers fail to make the most of potentially vital evidence.

Detective Chief Inspector Mick Neville said there are more than a million CCTV cameras in London and the Government has spent £500 million on the crime-fighting equipment.

CCTV cameras solve just one in 1,000 crimes, TheLondonPaper, Lara Deauville, August 24, 2009, http://www.thelondonpaper.com/thelondonpaper/news/london/cctv-cameras-solve-just-one-in-1000-crimes (also http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/6082530/1000-CCTV-cameras-to-solve-just-one-crime-Met-Police-admits.html).