Sunday, April 08, 2007
You talking to me?
"The obvious question looms: if surveillance really works, surely Britain ought to be the safest country in the developed world. Yet the last International Crime Victims Survey, which consisted of interviews with 34,000 people in 17 countries in 2000, found that 3.6 per cent of Britons reported being victims of crime in the previous 12 months, second only to Australia. Since then, the number of CCTV cameras has continued to rise, as has violent crime and robbery: the very sort of crimes that tend to take place on streets watched over by CCTV." —Ross Clarke