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Detection Rates: CCTV

Volume 465: debated on Wednesday 24 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the effect of CCTV cameras on crime detection in areas where they have been introduced; and if she will make a statement. (159265)

Case studies and good practice clearly indicate that CCTV has a role to play in crime reduction and detection.

The most recent Home Office evaluation of CCTV was carried out in 2005. (Gill, M., and Spriggs, A. (2005) Assessing the Impact of CCTV. Home Office Research Study 292. London: Home Office),

www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/pdfs05/hors292.pdf

The Home Office has no figures available on the extent of, or success of the use of CCTV in the context of the prosecution of offenders who commit offences.