Civil Liberties

England Has One Surveillance Camera for Every 11 People

Nearly 6 million across the country


The British Security Industry Authority (BSIA) estimated there are up to 5.9 million closed-circuit television cameras in the country, including 750,000 in "sensitive locations" such as schools, hospitals and care homes.

The survey's maximum estimate works out at one for every 11 people in the UK, although the BSIA said the most likely figure was 4.9 million cameras in total, or one for every 14 people.

(Hat tip to Reason Hit & Run Commenter Archduke Trouserenthusiast)