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Crime Reduction

The Business Forum works closely with other stakeholders on a number of crime-reduction programmes. It also operates the Business Crime Reduction Partnership (BCRP)

The BCRP has been recognised as one of the best in the UK ands currently has over 400 members [September 2010].

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The Brighton & Hove BCRP

The Brighton and Hove Business Crime Reduction Partnership is a crime prevention project that works in partnership with the business stakeholders, Sussex Police, the Home Office Crime Reduction Partnership (CDRP), Brighton & Hove City Council, Police CCTV and other city centre agencies and organisations.

The BCRP works within the strict protocols set by the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) and the

Information Commissioner's Office.  The Association of Business Crime Partnerships (ABCP) audits the BCRP and ensures that high professional standards are maintained. Reduced business crime benefits large and small companies alike and has a significant impact on the environment, working conditions,company profitability, job creation, inward investment and re-generation. BCRP’s throughout the country have been proved to be the most effective vehicle for tackling crime, anti-social behaviour and behaviour that adversely affects the business community locally.

How much does it cost to join the BCRP scheme?

The BCRP scheme is a ‘not for profit’ organisation. There is a basic package that gives all members the benefit of a radio handset, the exclusion notice scheme and police intelligence including photo-sharing of prolific ofenders for a flat fee of about £1/day.  Costs are kept to a minimum and represent outstanding value and cost effectiveness in relation to the benefits of crime reduction to business.

The BCRP throughout the UK

There are currently over 250 business crime reduction partnerships in towns and cities throughout the UK. These were set up as part of their local community safety strategy under the Crime and Disorder Act. These partnerships - working within the strict operating standards and protocols set out in the Home Office guide “Community Crime Reduction Partnerships – the Retail Contribution” - can deliver up to 30% reduction in town centre crime.

These Business Crime Reduction Partnerships (BCRP’s) make possible the collation of information on active or suspected known criminals under strict data protection protocols. The members of the BCRP scheme are then able to share this information and monitor these individuals - and if necessary exclude these individuals from all BCRP premises on a “barred from one barred from all” principle. The BCRP provides photographs of known and excluded offenders and this information, when used in conjunction with the radio network, can effectively prevent those individuals from gaining access to your business A further advantage is that members of the BCRP radio scheme are connected to the police CCTV system which again provides a further security advantage to members of the scheme.

In summary, the BCRP scheme is a partnership between police, local authorities, Crime Reduction Partnership (CDRP’s) and other agencies, with common goal of reducing crime and managing out crime.


Crime Reduction


  • Anti-social behaviour
    The case for ‘Putting it Right’ Sessions. 4 September 2017

  • Business Crime Reduction Partnership
    The case for ‘Putting it Right’ Sessions. 4 September 2017

  • Community safety
    The case for ‘Putting it Right’ Sessions. 4 September 2017


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