As per the new analysis by Comparitech on the World’s Most Surveilled Cities 2020, in 150 major cities across the globe, Hyderabad has positioned in 16th rank among the list of top 20 cities with the maximum number of Closed-circuit television (CCTV) surveillance cameras. It has most CCTV surveillance in India. The List was topped by Taiyuan, China.
- Chennai (21st rank) and Delhi (33rd rank) made into the top 50 list.
- The research is based on the number of cameras per 1,000 people.
|Top 20 Cities in the World|
|Rank||Cities||Cameras per 1,000 people|
|16||Hyderabad, India||29.99 cameras|
|1||Taiyuan, China||119.57 cameras|
|2||Wuxi, China||92.14 cameras|
|3||London, England (UK)||67.47 cameras|
|Other Indian cities in top 50|
Number of cameras per 1000 people with Crime Index:
Hyderabad– 29.99 cameras per 1,000 people ie., 3 lakhs camera for 10,004,144 people. It’s crime index is 43.46
Taiyuan, China– 119.57 cameras per 1,000 people ie., 465,255 cameras for 3,891,127 people. It’s crime index is 51.47.
Delhi ranked 2nd, Tokyo tops- 20 most populated cities in the world
The research also highlighted the 20 most populated cities in the world.Delhi ranked 2nd and the list was topped by Tokyo, Japan. The 3rd rank was secured by Shanghai, China.
Indian Cities– Other indian cities which made into top 20 are: Mumbai in 9th rank and Kolkata in 15th rank.
Highlights of the research
- 18 out of the top 20 most surveilled cities are in China
- As per the latest report of IHS Markit, over one billion surveillance cameras will be installed worldwide by 2021.
- Globally, there are already 770 million cameras in use with 54% of these being in China
- There is a little correlation between the number of public CCTV cameras and crime or safety.
About the Research:
i.The researchers collated a number of data resources and reports, including government reports, police websites, and news articles for the research. The focus was primarily on public CCTV, cameras used by government entities such as law enforcement.
ii.The countries that were omitted due to lack of data are, Bekasi, Alexandria and Addis Ababa among others.
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