Oh dear - even the Comparitech article notes the London number for CCTVs may well be completely bogus - “ However, in some instances, it may not be clear what cameras are included, meaning some private camera figures may also be included in the totals. We believe this may be the case for London, Indore, and Sydney.”

CCTV counts for London are notoriously dodgy. And it all goes back to people (like security companies) using a survey based on walking around two streets in Putney.

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We did check the methodology on this before we used it and it actually seemed more thorough then a lot of surveys we see on a daily basis. Our reference does sound a little more definitive than it should though, we'll edit the copy to reflect the 'margin of error'.

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