The Police Federation of England and Wales is expected to announce at their annual conference in Bournemouth this week that crime is almost certainly on the rise due to the recession.
Crime is said to be rising but fewer offences are being reported and investigated because of cutbacks and lack of faith in the justice system. Soft sentences imposed on offences are also thought to deter people from reporting crime.
Despite figures released from the Office For National Statistics recently, stating that crime was as its lowest level in thirty years, police believe a lot of crime is going unreported.
This is a worrying state of affairs for homes and businesses alike, with an increased risk of burglary as criminals look to make money. For businesses at risk of crime, it is important to invest in CCTV to provide evidence should an incident happen on the premises. The installation of HD CCTV allows for a more effective way of identifying criminals and having clear evidence to hand to the police and appeal for information – increasing the likelihood of tracking down the perpetrator.
With crystal clear CCTV at hand, the chances of being able to locate the criminal increase. The presence of CCTV helps in deterring criminals because of this, for risk of them being identified and prosecuted from the images obtained.
From chancers taking a risk on a robbery, to organised crime, to internal fraud. The importance of a CCTV security system to capture evidence is hugely important to aid in their prosecution and attempt to recover money and stolen goods. Time and time again, CCTV images have been released to the press to help with their identification. However, so often this images are so grainy it is near impossible to be able to identify them. But with the installation of HD CCTV, the process of being able to identify the criminal is made much easier.
Smart CCTV recordings are able to identify criminals clearly as well as the network cameras picking up any unusual differences in the footage – making scanning footage easy.
With economic difficulties continuing on and police claiming that crime rates will rise, the need for commercial security is becoming more important than ever to protect from crime.