The reaction comes following a report in the North Wales Daily Post detailing the use of CCTV cameras on trains and in train stations across the region, with rail companies announcing there has been a distinct drop in criminal offences over the past twelve months.
The figures for 2014 reflected extremely positively for a number of stations following the implementation of adequate security measures. For example, Rhyl, one of North Wales’ busiest stations had reported an average of 100 crimes over the last few years. This number has decreased to just 67 over the whole of the past year and does much to highlight the impact of the new system.
Other stations such as Colwyn Bay, Llandudno Junction, Wrexham General and Flint have traditionally had a higher crime rate than Rhyl, but these are also experiencing sharp reductions in the number of crimes reported to authorities by passengers. Common crimes are usually public disorder offences, and the CCTV is believed to be serving its purpose as a sufficient deterrent for rail users.
A spokesperson for AlertSystems, market leaders in commercial security systems, has released a statement following the report. “It is refreshing to see a report that underlines the significance impact that CCTV security can have on crime figures when implemented properly.
“With the number of passengers that use these stations, it is important for rail companies to minimise offences in order to provide the safest possible service for their paying customers. The cameras installed at stations across the region, as well as on a number of train carriages, have ensured that these types of incidents have begun to decline significantly.
“If the rail companies continue their pro-active approach to security implementation by keeping their systems up to date, they can expect to see these figures to drop even further and that is something that benefits the whole of the North Wales community.”
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