The presence of CCTV systems in Nottingham is having a reassuring effect on the public, new figures have revealed.
According to the Nottingham Post, a survey from ICM showed that two-thirds of the people living in the city believe that video surveillance helps deter criminal activity, with 22 per cent actually stating they had seen the positive impacts it can have first hand.
However, authorities can do even more to put the public at ease, according to the results.
This is because 90 per cent of the Nottingham public feel that they need more information about where the CCTV in the city is located.
Furthermore, nearly half of the people polled said that the whole system could be improved with greater public involvement.
CCTV was first developed in the 1970s, but new technological advances over the past two years have meant that the cameras have become much more flexible than ever before.