HC Deb 11 June 1997 vol 295 c441W
Mr. Burns

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the impact of the introduction of CCTV on the crime level in the centre of Chelmsford; how many arrests have been made as a result of CCTV; and by how much the crime rate has fallen in that part of Chelmsford. [2251]

Mr. Michael

The police in Chelmsford report that, in the 12-month period since the cameras became operational (January 1996-January 1997), 200 arrests were directly attributed to the presence of the cameras, and town centre crime overall fell by 21 per cent.