Welcome to Brighton & Hove Business Crime Reduction Partnership

With over 420 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.

News

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

Chief Superintendent Lisa Bell succeeds Chief Superintendent Nev Kemp, who after more than three years has gone to Surrey as an assistant chief constable.

Over 1.5 million crimes have been scheduled for 'no further action' [NFA] in the UK as police forces prioritise activity in the light of declining resources.

The Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW), released last week, showed a 5% increase in shoplifting.  However, the more shocking news, hidden away in the data tables, is that the figure for the year ending September 2016 represents an 18% increase in shoplifting offences in the last decade.

A report issued by the Office of National Statistics reveals that shoplifting offences recorded in the year ending March 2016 increased by 3% on the previous year and is at the highest level since the introduction of the National Crime Recording Standard in the year March 2003.

Figures released as part of the Home Office’s Commercial Victimisation Survey highlight the ongoing battle against shoplifting.

It's an exciting day in the BCRP office!  Brighton & Hove BCRP are pleased to announce the launch of the BCRP app. Available for free for BCRP members from the app store/play store.  Simply search 'Littoralis DISC App'

The British Retail Consortium's (BRC) annual Retail Crime Survey report reveals that the total cost to the retail industry in 2014-15 was £613 million, a two per cent increase on the previous year and the highest cost on record.

Tijan Touray from Volks and Richard Norris from Concierge Security were presented with their awards by Katy Bourne, Police and Crime Commissioner, at a ceremony held at the Sussex Cricket ground this week.

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