CCTV surveillance camera system expenditure across Harrogate estimated at £408,000
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The CCTV surveillance camera system expenditure for Harrogate last year was £408,000, a recent news report in the local media has been able to suggest.
Across England, councils spent £78 million on cameras in 2017-18. Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government figures show that it is one area of spending that has gone up nationally since 2010.
Harrogate Borough Council’s CCTV budget for the current financial year has been reduced to £235,000.
The LGA’s Simon Blackburn said:
“CCTV plays a vital role in protecting the public by dissuading crime and antisocial behaviour, assisting police officers on the ground and supporting prosecutions for offences ranging from fly-tipping and traffic violations to acts of theft, robbery and serious violence.
“CCTV also reduces costs to the public purse as anyone caught committing an offence on camera is likely to plead guilty, saving time on trials.”
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