Evaluating the Use of Public Surveillance Cameras for Crime Control and Prevention

Evaluating the Use of Public Surveillance Cameras for Crime Control and Prevention--A Summary

Source: 

The Urban Institute - Justice Policy Center

Author(s): 

Nancy G. La Vigne, Samantha S. Lowry, Joshua A. Markman, & Allison M. Dwyer

A growing number of cities are using surveillance cameras to reduce crime, but little research exists to determine whether they’re worth the cost. With jurisdictions across the country tightening their belts, public safety resources are scarce—and policymakers need to know which potential investments are likely to bear fruit. This research brief summarizes the Urban Institute’s series documenting three cities use of public surveillance cameras and how they impacted crime in their neighborhoods.

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