TV cameras cut crime in towns
Friday 16 April 1993
King's Lynn council in Norfolk reported a reduction of more than 90 per cent in car thefts and stealing from vehicles in the first year of using a camera system.
Strathclyde police also reported a 75 per cent drop in town centre crime in the first five months after a pounds 130,000 system was installed in Airdrie. Chief Insp Graeme Pearson, of Strathclyde Police, said: 'Even criminals are saying the cameras are good for them because it can prove they had nothing to do with a particular incident.'
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