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Cameras or Cops?

The million-plus surveillance cameras that monitor London’s citizens haven’t stopped much crime, the BBC reports. According to a police report, just one crime was solved by every 1,000 cameras, creating “a huge intrusion on privacy, yet … little or no improvement in security.” Similarly in the U.S., writes Peter Moskos, the “cornerstone of urban policing,” cops patrolling in cars, “has no effect on crime rates, victimization, or public satisfaction.” [%comments]