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CCTV helps hospital lower crime figures

CCTV helps hospital lower crime figures

New figures have shown that CCTV systems have helped crime figures drop dramatically at Lynn's Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Trust and the police said they have seen a 71 per cent reduction in anti-social behaviour and an 18 per cent fall in the number of assaults occurring between January and December last year, reports Lynn News.

Hospital bosses singled out CCTV, a greater police presence and the introduction of security guards as the primary causes of the improvement during the period.

Security management specialist Gary Morris has welcomed the news of lower crime figures.

He said: “My aim is to provide a safe and secure environment so the best possible clinical care can be given to our patients.

“I believe we are on the right path."

More than 70 CCTV cameras are in operation internally, while the site's car park is also monitored by surveillance staff at the local council.

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