Monday, 6 October 2014

London Met fail to play CCTV 118,000 times a year

In 2013 the London Metropolitan Police collected CCTV video files in 118,000 criminal cases and were unable to play the video. For robberies, they were only able to play the video collected 13% of the time.

Most police forces don't keep statistics on this - but I am certain the numbers are similar around the world. The real-life result of the chaos in CCTV video file formats, and the lack of standards is a lot of failed convictions.

London Evening Standard: Met failed to check CCTV footage on 118,000 crimes"Met failed to check CCTV footage on 118,000 crimes", 11/12/2013