From Chile to China, lucrative safe city projects are increasing in popularity. But do more cameras equate to more safety? IPVM investigates.
Do large-scale, multimillion-dollar safe city projects stop crime? If not, what is the point in selling the cameras in the first place?
Tens of thousands of video surveillance cameras are currently operational in Mexico City and the adjacent State of Mexico. IPVM interviewed industry and local sources and examined official Mexican crime statistics, finding no clear link between more cameras and less crime, despite politicians' promises to the contrary.
This post is part of IPVM's expanded Latin America coverage. For recent IPVM Mexico coverage, please see: