After an alarming uptick in automotive and household burglaries, Our neighborhood is chatting about installing video cameras on their houses.
I'm looking for research that shows whether or not they work as a deterrent. Does crime leave the neighborhood, just move in-between the lenses, or do criminals ignore them? What is the saturation level that they need to reach in order to be effective - does everybody need to have them, or will every-third-house be enough?
There's a lot about public systems, but I'm looking for specific numbers, for deterrence, for home systems. "Common sense" would suggest that cameras are more effective at deterrence than public systems, but I would like to test that hypothesis.