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CCTV systems 'fail to cut crime'

PUBLISHED February 25, 2005

Most CCTV fails to cut crime or make people feel safer, according to a research study.

Experts at the University of Leicester studied 14 systems across the country on behalf of the Home Office.
They found only one area saw a drop in the number of incidents which could be attributed to CCTV.
Professor Martin Gill, from the university, said: "Overall, areas have encountered real difficulties in using CCTV to good effect."