The internal police report found the million-plus cameras in London rarely help catch criminals.Read the story here.
David Davis MP, the former shadow home secretary, said: "It should provoke a long overdue rethink on where the crime prevention budget is being spent."
He added: "CCTV leads to massive expense and minimum effectiveness.
"It creates a huge intrusion on privacy, yet provides little or no improvement in security.
A spokesman for the Met said: "We estimate more than 70% of murder investigations have been solved with the help of CCTV retrievals and most serious crime investigations have a CCTV investigation strategy."
August 26, 2009
1,000 cameras 'solve one crime'
The BBC reports that one crime was solved for every 1,000 police cameras in London last year.
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