The Mayor's Office for Policing Crime (MOPAC) commits to encouraging the work of the Safer London Business Partnership in promoting Business Crime Reduction Partnerships across the capital to help improve the activity taken to support businesses large and small.
This is very welcome recognition from The Mayor’s Office for us all here at Safer London, highlighting the ways we work in partnership with Business Improvement Districts (BID's), local councils, CCTV and the Met Police to help businesses tackle and reduce crime and anti-social behaviour through information and intelligence sharing, as well as raising awareness and offering advice on a wide range of crime prevention issues.
"Business Crime Reduction Partnerships make a difference, day and night, in a variety of ways:
• More than 2,000 businesses in London have been provided with digital radios, alerts and key crime prevention messages.
• 4,000 offenders have been identified on the Safer London Business Partnership intelligence system, which assists Safer London to deliver weekly intelligence briefings in several high-profile town centres and track the movements of organised criminal gangs.
• The successful pilot and roll-out of Body Worn Video in Westminster among businesses led to increased feelings of safety and less crime. During the pilot there was a 50 per cent reduction in theft from the person and an 81 per cent reduction in violence with injury in one of the member stores.
We will also ensure that there is an adequate focus on small and micro businesses, which often do not have the resources or expertise required to navigate the complex issues linked to business crime."
For the full plan please see https://www.london.gov.uk/sites/default/files/mopac_police_and_crime_pla...