CCTV systems help drive down crime levels in West Lindsey
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The use of CCTV systems has had a positive effect in reducing crime across West Lindsey, a recent news report in the local newspapers has been able to suggest.
The new figures show that 2,384 incidents were monitored across West Lindsey on council-owned CCTV cameras last year, while also completing 242 reviews for the police to provide evidential footage and support criminal prosecutions.
Furthermore, 468 incidents were also detected by CCTV operators patrolling with the cameras, and 992 incidents were monitored by CCTV when someone called the police.
Councillor Angela Lawrence, member champion for safeguarding at the council, said: “Our CCTV cameras provide monitored public space in locations across West Lindsey.
“They are used in a number of ways to prevent and detect incidents of crime, public disorder, anti-social behaviour, theft and more. We regularly support police and our partners when searching for missing people, including those who may be vulnerable.
“In addition we work closely with shops, as part of our Shop Watch Scheme, which monitored 765 incidents in the same year.
“We use the latest CCTV technology to deliver high-quality surveillance that keeps people, property and our communities safe.”
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