Does Britain have too many CCTV cameras?

The government’s surveillance camera commissioner, Tony Porter, has this week warned that too many of the CCTV cameras in the UK are ‘useless’.

This has sparked much debate this week, with Perpetuity’s Professor Martin Gill speaking at an event in London as well as twice on BBC radio. Details of these can be found below.

Perpetuity has been involved in studies on CCTV, including a study for the Home Office conducted in 2005 (Assessing the Impact of CCTV). Other publications can be seen here…

Martin spoke at the Public Policy Exchange Event, Surveillance by Consent: After the Code of Practice for CCTV and ANPR.  
Read more about the event here…

Martin also spoke on two radio shows about the issue of CCTV this week, the details of these shows are below and you can even listen back to them for a limited amount of time.

Monday 26th January BBC Radio Kent
You can here the issue of CCTV discussed from 1:29:19

Wednesday 28th January BBC Radio 4 on You and Yours
Listen to the debate here (Martin appears at 20:20)…

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