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Our BCRPs Are Filling The Growing “Policing Gap”, New Research Shows

This month sees the publication of the UK’s first comprehensive research into the role of business crime reduction schemes in helping drive down low-level crime and anti-social behaviour. The findings are not a surprise to us. We know our members rely on us to support them to reduce crime and ASB, and bridge the gap between them and the police. “Business Crime Reduction Schemes: An examination of operation, management and best practice” , written by Doctor Andrew Stafford, senior lecturer in Criminology at the University of Gloucestershire, gathers objective information - for the first time – to show how local schemes 'self-manage' low-level crime and ASB to help fill the growing 'policing g

Dare to Share

Did you know that as part of your membership to the Safer Business Network BCRPs, we coordinate crime intelligence meetings across day & night time economies, where we can safely share names & faces on prolific, organised & violent offenders with you. All our BCRPs have information sharing agreements with the police so we can exchange intelligence, & this month alone we submitted 8 intel reports to the police gathered from information directly provided by the business community. We are currently working with our members on information bundles on a prolific shoplifting gang who are operating across our town centres. If you want to be part of this successful partnership, join Safer Business Ne

Safer Lewisham – First Place for Best Programme to Reduce Impact of Crime on Small Businesses

This week, Safer Lewisham BCRP was recognised by the FSB for its work in supporting our smaller business members in Lewisham to reduce crime. As one of the Safer Business Network Partnerships, Safer Lewisham is a locally managed BCRP, facilitating local business crime priorities, alongside our partners in the local authority and police. https://www.londoncouncils.gov.uk/our-key-themes/economic-development/small-businesses/small-business-friendly-borough-awards-2019 This award recognised the work of the BCRP last summer in reducing youth violence and anti-social behaviour in Lewisham Town Centre. Following a spate of incidents involving large groups fighting, causing property damage and shopl

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