Understanding Surveillance Cameras through a Gendered Lens
P.S.: This survey is only for women who live/work/study in the Delhi/NCR region of India.

The responses obtained are completely anonymous and will be used for research purposes only.

The distressing condition of women’s safety in India has evoked public outrage and politicised the issue of women’s safety.  In light of this, the Indian government has extensively resorted to installing surveillance cameras in public spaces to ensure safety.
Given that CCTV cameras have their own advantages and disadvantages, through this survey we hope to understand the female opinion of this policy.

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Name (optional)
Do you identify as a woman living/working/studying in Delhi/NCR region? *
What is your occupation? *
What is your age? *
What is your education? *
Are you aware of the laws concerning surveillance and CCTV cameras in India? *
On a scale of 1 to 5, how would you rate the effectiveness of CCTVs in reducing crime against women and making public space safer for women? *
least effective
most effective
Does your behaviour drastically change around CCTVs? *
no change in behaviour
drastic change in behaviour
Have you experienced any of the following in public places in Delhi? *
Have you experienced harassment/violence in public places that are monitored by CCTVs? *
What do you think is the most common type of sexual crime against women that cannot be caught or prevented by CCTV cameras? *
Which of the following measures would you prefer in terms of reducing crime against women or making public spaces safer for women? *
Please indicate your level of agreement with the statements below.
"I always look for CCTV cameras in public places when I go someplace new." *
"CCTV cameras in public areas deter criminal behaviour in public." *
"CCTV cameras in public places invade my privacy." *
"I feel safer in public areas with CCTV cameras. " *
"I should be notified of CCTV cameras surveilling me, either through signs or verbal communication." *
"The number of CCTV cameras in public areas in Delhi/NCR region today is excessive." *
"I want more CCTVs in public places for my safety." *
"I’m afraid of my data/footage being misused by 3rd parties." *
Do you think CCTV Cameras can be used to target women of certain caste, religion, occupation, etc.? *
What is your opinion on the following statement? “Given that most of the surveilled persons are women and most of the people behind the cameras are men, CCTVs are another tool to control women’s freedom of movement.”
In which of the following areas would you like to see more CCTV Cameras in Delhi/NCR region? *
The overall price for installation of a CCTV system is around Rs. 5000 and the price for every additional camera is approximately Rs. 1000 depending on the product used. Given that CCTVs are expensive to maintain, do you agree that it would be beneficial to invest this amount in other safety schemes such as more police patrol, crime prevention actions, brightly lit areas, faster police response to victims in danger, etc. *
To what extent do you worry about becoming a victim of crime in the areas covered by the cameras? *
Do you think the level of safety has improved with all the measures that have been taken over the years by the government? *
Approximately how many cameras do you think are there per square kilometer in Delhi? *
Choose how you feel about CCTVs from the following options (You can select more than one): *
Would you like to volunteer to participate in an interview regarding your experience with CCTV cameras? Your responses will solely be used for research purposes and is strictly confidential. If yes, please mention your name and phone number / email ID so we can get in touch with you. *
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