Brief Evaluating the Use of Public Surveillance Cameras for Crime Control and Prevention - A Summary
Nancy G. La Vigne, Samantha S. Lowry, Joshua Markman, Allison Dwyer
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A growing number of cities are using surveillance cameras to reduce crime, but little research exists to determine whether theyre worth the cost. With jurisdictions across the country tightening their belts, public safety resources are scarceand 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.
Research Areas Crime, justice, and safety
Tags Courts and sentencing
Policy Centers Justice Policy Center