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NCJ Number: 147853 Find in a Library
Author(s): N Tilley
Corporate Author: Great Britain Home Office, Policing and Reducing Crime Unit
Research, Development and Statistics Directorate
United Ki
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 40
Sponsoring Agency: Great Britain Home Office, Policing and Reducing Crime Unit
London, SW1H 9HD, England
Type: Survey
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: The Safer Cities Program, operated by the Great Britain Home Office, currently runs crime prevention initiatives in 20 projects in England. This paper discusses the experience of six Safer Cities projects regarding the use of closed circuit television (CCTV) in parking lots as a crime control measure.
Abstract: CCTV may impact on car crime by making it more likely that present offenders will be apprehended, deterring potential offenders, and increasing drivers' use of parking lots and thereby natural surveillance which also deters potential offenders. This report suggests that CCTV may fire a number of mechanisms, and that the way CCTV is implemented will affect its mechanism firing potential. This thematic evaluation was based on the data gathered from the Safer Cities projects. The results showed that the deployment of CCTV has generally led to reductions in various categories of car-related crimes. It appears that CCTV is most effective when installed alongside other complementary measures. 5 tables, 5 figures, 1 appendix, and 19 references
Main Term(s): Crime prevention measures
Index Term(s): Auto related offenses; Closed circuit television (CCTV); Computers; England; Motor Vehicle Theft; Police crime-prevention
Note: Crime Prevention Unit Series Paper No. 42.
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