Cameras Popular in Swedish Stores
Over 60 percent of Swedish shops now have, or plan to install, CCTV, according to the Swedish Trade Federation. The cameras are most popular in food shops, where over 7 out of 10 shops have them installed.
According to the Federation over 54% of those that have installed cameras say that theft and shoplifting has decreased thanks to the cameras.
Speaking to newspaper Dagens Nyheter, heads of security for 3 of the major store chains in Sweden, supermarkets "Ica" and "Coop", and department store "Åhléns", say a better environment for staff and customers is the main reason they have installed the cameras.