According to research done by the UC Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society, surveillance cameras installed around the city in 2005 have failed to reduce serious crimes like murder and stuff. While Dickensian crimes, like "burglary, pickpocketing and purse-snatching," have seen a drop in numbers, the big brother eyes in the sky haven't done much to curb violent crimes. (Although we still urge you all to install live cams outside your windows, if only for our amusement.) A few reasons the cameras failed? Well, according to the study, the cam program has "no dedicated manager" and the footage of the cameras was grainy and poor. Another reason is that due to privacy concerns, police aren't legally allowed to view cameras in real time. Instead, they must "order footage after a crime is reported." The report criticized surveillance cameras installed by team Newsom. It did not report on the cameras used by the San Francisco Housing Authority.