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By November 2nd, 2020, will the ten cities with the highest number of surveillance cameras per 1,000 people all be located in China?

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According to a study by research website Comparitech, eight out of the ten most surveilled cities in the world are in China. The country has been making headlines for its generous use of surveillance technology and is featured heavily throughout the whole ranking that looked at 120 cities globally. According to Comparitech's list, the following cities are most heavily surveilled, in terms of the number surveillance cameras per 1,000 people (non-Chinese cities in bold):

  1. Chongqing, China – 168.03 cameras per 1,000 people
  2. Shenzhen, China – 159.09 cameras per 1,000 people
  3. Shanghai, China – 113.46 cameras per 1,000 people
  4. Tianjin, China – 92.87 cameras per 1,000 people
  5. Ji’nan, China – 73.82 cameras per 1,000 people
  6. London, England (UK) – 68.40 cameras per 1,000 people
  7. Wuhan, China – 60.49 cameras per 1,000 people
  8. Guangzhou, China – 52.75 cameras per 1,000 people
  9. Beijing, China – 39.93 cameras per 1,000 people
  10. Atlanta, Georgia (US) – 15.56 cameras per 1,000 people

By November 2nd, 2020, will the ten cities with the highest number of surveillance cameras per 1,000 people all be located in China?


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This question resolves on the basis of any reports published by Comparitech in the year ending in November 2nd, 2020. Note that Hong Kong is not included as part of China by Comparitech.

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