Delhi has most camera installed per square miles in world: Forbes list

Delhi has surpassed several Chinese cities like Shenzhen (520.1), Wuxi ( 472.7), Qingdao (415.8), Shanghai (408.5) among others having the most cameras per square mile in the world.

According to the Forbes list, this Indian city has ranked first with most cameras installed per square miles, India’s national capital Delhi has ranked first with most cameras installed per square miles.

Based on the analysis of the world’s 150 cities, Delhi has installed the highest CCTV cameras in public places. As per the Forbes data, Delhi has a total of 1,826.6 cameras per square mile. Apart from Delhi, Chennai has ranked 3rd with 609.9 cameras per square mile. Mumbai bagged 18th spot with 157.4 cameras, Forbes report added.

Delhi has surpassed several Chinese cities like Shenzhen (520.1), Wuxi ( 472.7), Qingdao (415.8), Shanghai (408.5) among others having the most cameras per square mile in the world. Delhi has also outshone London (1,138.5), Singapore (387.6), New York (193.7), and Moscow (210) in the aforementioned category.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said, “Feel proud to say that Delhi beats cities like Shanghai, New York, and London with most CCTV cameras per sq mile”. CM Kejriwal also felicitated officers involved in the camera installation mission and wrote, “My compliments to our officers and engineers who worked in mission mode n achieved it in such a short time”.

Cities in China are under the heaviest CCTV surveillance in the world, according to a new analysis by Comparitech. However, this is only based upon cameras per 1,000 people. This year, the number of cameras per square mile with Delhi, London, and Chennai all having more cameras per square mile than any Chinese city covered.

Residents living in cities across the US, Russia, Mexico, and South Korea will also find themselves surrounded by a large number of watchful eyes, the number of public CCTV cameras in the 150 most populated cities worldwide found.

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