Mobile CCTV is generally seen as a successful form of surveillance and protection.
In a government report called CCTV: Looking Out For You, they were seen as a huge benefit and directly resulted in a huge increase in CCTV since the 1994 home office report was issued.
Mobile CCTV and stationary CCTV can be found throughout most town and city centres.
There is no way to tell the exact number of mobile CCTV cameras in the UK is because they do not need to be registered.
Some research, through magazines, has put the number at around 1.85 million. This is based on a reasonably comprehensive survey of cameras within Cheshire Constabulary jurisdiction.