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Volume 73, issue 1
Geogr. Helv., 73, 63-73, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/gh-73-63-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Geogr. Helv., 73, 63-73, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/gh-73-63-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Standard article 14 Feb 2018

Standard article | 14 Feb 2018

Vidéosurveillance et insécurités urbaines : Etude de l'efficacité préventive du dispositif de caméras installé au quartier des Pâquis à Genève

Raoul Kaenzig and Francisco Klauser Raoul Kaenzig and Francisco Klauser
  • Institut de Géographie, Université de Neuchâtel, Espace Louis Agassiz 1, 2000 Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Abstract. Drawing upon police statistics, this paper explores the impacts of the videosurveillance cameras (CCTV) installed in November 2014 in the Pâquis neighborhood in Geneva. It focuses on the evolution of criminality within the filmed perimeter and nearby settings. This analysis completes a previous article on the perceived safety of residents (Klauser and Kaenzig, 2017). In line with former studies, our results underline the limited preventive effects of the CCTV system. The analysis shows that cameras are inducing criminality displacement, mainly of drug trafficking. Overall, this study provides a differentiated and complex image of CCTV systems as instruments of territorialization of monitored areas.

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Drawing upon police statistics, this paper explores the impacts of the videosurveillance cameras (CCTV) installed in November 2014 in the Pâquis neighborhood in Geneva. It focuses on the evolution of criminality within the filmed perimeter and nearby settings. In line with former studies, our results underline the limited preventive effects of the CCTV system. The analysis shows that cameras are inducing criminality displacement, mainly of drug trafficking.
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