CCTV in the UK


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Apr 14, 2007
A Hampshire market town is now thought to have more CCTV cameras per person than the biggest city in the US.

Massive investment in CCTV cameras to prevent crime in the UK has failed to have a significant impact, despite billions of pounds spent on the new technology, a senior police officer piloting a new database has warned. Only 3% of street robberies in London were solved using CCTV images, despite the fact that Britain has more security cameras than any other country in Europe.

Makes you think dunnit?
I can see you now .... at your computer .... put the pint down mate, and hands up ...........
eh the US isn't known for its cctvs I don't believe, we are however known for our overzealous cops and idiots in that line of work. I'd prefer britains law over ours. I'll avoid the long story about how I was an unconcious diabetic in the midst of a hypoglycemic fun time and the cops decided to arrest me, not at the time mind yuo but after I was released from the hospital with drug/alch tests all negative for "Resisting Arrest"....or about how after I was in court and they basically tossed the case out yet I still paid 400$ court costs and that was that.... seriously, cameras? no problem, sometimes I'm scared to drive around.

On a serious note though, I think I'll emigrate. too!!!

Where you going?

I did ten years in Hamburg, Germany had the time of my life only came back coz the wife got homesick and as soon as we got off the ferry at Harwich she groaned at the headlines and said "what's happened to this fu*king country" at which point I nearly throttled her!!

I'd prefer britains law over ours.
trust wouldn't