Headlines: March 8th, 2000

The target to reduce burglary by 26% was given a boost with the announcement that electronic tags are being developed for tracing stolen property. Building a low cost computer chip into electrical goods such as televisions, computers, cameras and other consumer products, could have a dramatic effect on property crime.Key industry players and the Government met in London to discuss how electronically tagging or “chipping” goods could reap rewards in the fight against crime. The ability to track and trace goods effectively would have far reaching implications. Firstly as a deterrent, but also as a means to supporting police in the recovery of stolen property.

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