Let the Public Take CCTV into Their Own Hands
Jabbakam has highlighted the public perception of CCTV with the release of a white paper.
We asked 1000 British adults their opinion last week and these are the results:
• 24% of the British public believe the best way of preventing CCTV from becoming intrusive is to place it in the hands of the people and their communities
• 62% of people think that CCTV is effective in the fight against crime
• 39% of the public believe that more government regulation of CCTV surveillance is needed
• As few as 8% of the British public feel CCTV is ineffective in the fight against crime
• There is currently 1 CCTV camera for every 1000 people in the UK
The CCTV debate has been raging over the past decade, and shows no signs of dying down. Now, new research from Jabbakam has found that 62% of the general public perceive that CCTV is an effective tool in the fight against crime and antisocial behaviour, while only 1% of people see it as ineffective and a waste of money.
Jabbakam can become a powerful, tangible and demonstrable manifestation of the Government’s drive to create a “Big Society”. It empowers the Big Society by enabling communities, of all sizes, to take responsibility for the monitoring and custodianship of themselves, so freeing the police and similar authorities to focus on the relevant response.