quote: Oops, but there *was* a difference in rates.
quote: The areas without cameras had a higher rate than those without.
quote: Taken at face value, one has to conclude something obviously false-- that cameras increase crime.
quote: ... that police are no more likely to catch offenders in areas with hundreds of cameras than in those with hardly any.
quote: The truth is that face-value conclusion IS accurate; it merely has cause and effect reversed. High-crime areas attract CCTV cameras. Cameras don't increase crime.