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Closed circuit television does not reduce violence

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 26 June 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1717
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Abergavenny

    Closed circuit television in city centres had no obvious influence on the level of assaults recorded in inner city hospitals' accident and emergency departments in Wales, according to research based on studies at three large hospital units. The research also showed that accident and emergency departments were better barometers of levels of violence in the community than police records.

    The levels of violence were studied …

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