Graphic shows top 20 cities ranked by number of CCTV cameras per 1,000 people.


Cities in China most monitored in the world

By Mike Tyler

September 9, 2019 - Cities in China are the most closely monitored in the world, according to online security company Comparitech, but city dwellers in the United States, UK, Middle East, Australia and India are also under heavy CCTV surveillance.

China dominates the top 20 cities for surveillance, accounting for eight of the top ten.

London is the worst city in Europe when it comes to surveillance via CCTV, and the sixth worst in the world, with around 40 percent more cameras per person than the Chinese capital Beijing.

The only other non-Chinese city in the top ten is the U.S. city of Atlanta, Georgia, which came in tenth place.

PUBLISHED: 09/09/2019; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Other
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