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Are Dallas Surveillance Cameras Worth the Cost?

Scott Henson, of Grits for Breakfast, has just posted an interesting opinion and analysis of Dallas, Texas’ new surveillance camera network. The cameras were originally installed in order to reduce crime. But although the Dallas police say the project is working, the crime statistics say the opposite.

Henson sites recent, well-known research about the effectiveness of surveillance cameras, and questions whether a quarter of a million dollars per year is too much to pay for 100 cameras that don’t seem to reduce crime any more than regular police patrols. Read the full article by clicking the link above.

What is your opinion of surveillance cameras? Leave a comment.

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