Monday, June 13, 2011

Do Surveillance Cameras Reduce Crime?

New York City with more than 4000 video cameras in just Manhattan, has adopted many of the same strategies as London, and cities across the U.S. are on a comparable path. These cameras make many people feel safer, but this technology can make other people concerned with a perceived loss of privacy.
The investment required for a surveillance camera can be significant. Some of these cameras can cost up to $60,000 each, and that is before the cost for human resources to monitor the output is considered. J.P. Freeman, a security market analyst company, projects that the U.S. will annually invest 21 billion dollars in these systems by 2010. The market for CCTV systems in the U.S. increased by almost 700 percent from 1980 to 2000.
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