So I just posted this in another thread:
...and I was wondering how popular security cameras are in public spaces in the U.S. and Canada? They are pretty popular here, with all the major cities having cameras in the central city, but I get frustrated with how people go "We want cameras! We want cameras!" and then the Council spends lots of money putting them in but no-one really thought about ongoing issues and costs of management, monitoring and recording, and maintenance.I am currently working on getting Closed-Circuit Television cameras back into the central city. This was decided before I started in this role and I've got everyone on my tail wanting to know when the cameras are going in....not a camera fan myself but I guess they're okay in limited situations.
Fortunately we're not as bad as the U.K. where they have cameras on almost every street. Yet, anyway.
So what's the situation where you live? I'm not talking about privately-funded security cameras, but publicly-funded cameras used to improve safety in public spaces. Got 'em? How many?