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Residents turn detective to fight crime

Neighbours in the US are using cameras that read car number plates to record vehicles driving down their streets, in an effort to reduce crime.

Neighbours in the US are using cameras that read car number plates to record vehicles driving down their streets.
When there’s a crime they check through the footage and pass any leads on to the police. But critics say the Flock Safety system, run by a private company, is open to abuse and warn of privacy concerns.
Is it too risky to encourage residents to do police work, or a realistic response to under-resourced law enforcement?

Presenter: Tom Colls
Producer: Claire Bates

(Photo Credit: BBC)

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