In August, 2009 a Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) pilot project commenced at the Scott Road Skytrain Station Park and Ride in Surrey, BC. The pilot project was implemented by the City of Surrey and scheduled for one year. This document reports on an evaluation of the CCTV system with respect to its ability to reduce auto-related crime and fear of crime at the pilot site. Using several sources of data including PRIME-BC crime incidents, ICBC insurance claim incidents, and results of victimization surveys, the evaluation considers the trends of auto-related crimes over several years in the City of Surrey and the northern district of the Corporation of Delta, BC. While the reductions in auto-related crime were large enough in magnitude to conclude that the CCTV system was effective, without further investigation it is difficult to quantify the decrease. Significant reductions in fear of crime were also identified.
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