Personal Privacy

Which City is the Most Surveilled?

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With 2.58 million cameras covering 15.35 million people – equal to one camera for every six residents – Chongqing has more surveillance cameras than any other city in the world for its population.

Eight of the 10 most surveilled cities in the analysis are in China.

London ranked sixth with 627,707 cameras covering 9 million residents and Atlanta, Georgia, came 10th with 7,800 cameras for 501,178 people.

According to the Chinese Ministry of Public Security, China is anticipated to have 626m CCTV cameras in use by next year.

Curated from The Guardian

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