Nowhere else in the world is CCTV used so widely for Public Area Surveillance than in the UK.
In the UK it has achieved a unique level of support from the public and the media, being seen to provide more the role of a 'Benevolent Father' helping to reduce crime and catch offenders rather than any perception of 'Big Brother', a term most responsible CCTV managers and operators would shy away from being associated with.
Our perceptions of the reasons for this are given in the pages the Public Support for CCTV in the UK
Actual facts and figures are however impossible to find to justify the opening statement of this page and the comments below are based on our own experience, perceptions.
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