Big Brother isn’t working: How £500m of CCTV cameras does ‘next to nothing’ to cut crime

The millions of CCTV cameras on Britain’s streets have done virtually nothing to cut crime, Home Office research has revealed.

Cameras in town centres, housing estates and on public transport ‘did not have a significant effect’, a report concluded.

It found that the only offence that was heavily reduced by their presence was theft from vehicles in car parks.

The findings are a further blow to Home Office officials and police chiefs who have turned to CCTV as their main weapon in preventing crime…

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