In the Media

Police start camera scan network

PUBLISHED March 23, 2005

Police are setting up a national network of cameras across England and Wales which they hope will dramatically increase the number of arrests.

The automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) can tell police when a vehicle has been stolen or involved in crime.
Police say it has already markedly increased arrests, including for burglary and drugs offences, in 23 forces where it has been tried.