SF crime cameras not capturing many crimes
By Heather Knight
The San Francisco Chronicle
SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco's 68 controversial anti-crime cameras haven't deterred criminals from committing assaults, sex offenses or robberies - and they've only moved homicides down the block, according to a new report from UC Berkeley.
Researchers found that nonviolent thefts dropped by 22 percent within 100 feet of the cameras, but the devices had no effect on burglaries or car theft. And they've had no effect on violent crime.
Copyright © 2013 LexisNexis, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.