No data on the costs of publicly-funded CCTV cameras operating on a local or on a national level are centrally held by the Home Office.
Previously, closed circuit television (CCTV) has been provided using a range of national and local funding streams. The principal fund has been the crime reduction programme from 1999 to 2003 which invested £170 million in CCTV schemes.
Currently, crime reduction funding is allocated directly to local authorities through the Safer Stronger Communities Fund. These funds finance a variety of interventions, including CCTV, to tackle local crime priorities.
Funding allocations are local decisions and are the responsibility of individual partnerships.