CCTV can deter potential offenders from criminal activity and help with the detection, investigation and prosecution of offenders. CCTV can also increase people’s perceptions of safety and their use of public places.
Evidence suggests that the best outcomes are achieved when CCTV is used together with other crime prevention strategies tailored to the specific local issues and context.
There is a significant range of issues to be considered in determining whether CCTV is an appropriate response to local crime and antisocial behaviour issues.
The first presentation below - CCTV, Privacy and Security - was delivered by Mr David Watts, Acting Privacy Commissioner and the Victorian Commissioner for Law Enforcement Data Security. Download the presentation slides from our website.