Welcome to Brighton & Hove Business Crime Reduction Partnership

With over 480 members the Brighton & Hove Business Crime Reduction Partnership (BCRP) is the largest in the UK [by membership]. Members range from large multiple retailers to the small independent traders and vast array of pubs, clubs and restaurants for which Brighton is renowned. 

Over the past decade it has helped hundreds of businesses around the city to increase their profitability by reducing crime and anti-social behaviour on or near their premises. The multi-award winning scheme works to create a safe environment for businesses and their customers through an effective partnership with Sussex Police and the local authority.

Crime, and just as importantly the fear of crime, has a significant negative impact on the profitability of your business. We can help you to reduce shoplifting, alcohol related disorder, anti-social behaviour, street drinking, begging and theft from your premises and your customers.


The Police Foundation think tank, Perpetuity Research, has produced a report suggesting that crime gangs are branching into areas previously unknown by police.

Michael Murphy and Peter Dillion were arrested during a six-month long operation carried out into the supply of drugs into the city. More than 70 arrests have been made so far.

Four people inside a black Audi A3 were detained after the front of Jones Bootmaker store in East Street, Brighton, was seriously damaged at around 1am on 24 May.

Shoplifting in the UK is at its highest level for five years: retailers blame cuts to policing that has resulted in a new breed of shoplifter that no longer fears the law.

Matt Webb, chairman of the Sussex Police Federation, said the Federation has helped several officers this year after they found their wages left them struggling to put food on the table.

More police departments are thinking about the ability to livestream footage back to headquarters so it can be viewed in real time by someone located elsewhere.

The state of policing in England and Wales is “in intensive care”, with experienced officers leaving in droves, according to the Police Federation.

According to a new analysis by the Guardian the UK has more private security guards than police officers as do many other countries

The system whereby emergency services communicate with each other is being completely overhauled at a cost of £1.2bn but there are worries that it won’t work.

The BCRP have been highly commended by the National Association of Business Crime Partnerships for our 'Red Light Stops your Night' breathalyser campaign at a recent conference