Business crime

You don't need superpowers to protect your business. You need our business crime advisors. Email us on to request a free security assessment visit or to ask for crime prevention advice. 

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Watch our short video with crime reduction officer for Sheffield, Dene Tinker, who talks you through a free security assessment and what it entails:

Crime costs businesses across South Yorkshire millions of pounds every year. Far from being a victimless crime, it affects the profitability of your business and the cost of the goods you and your family buy in shops every day.

Businesses are affected by crime in three main ways:

·         Property crime, such as fraud, theft and criminal damage

·         Antisocial behaviour, abuse and intimidation of staff and customers

·         Violent crime ranging from aggressive & violent customers to robbery

By putting in place a few simple measures, you can help make your business a safer place for your staff, customers & visitors and, at the same time, reduce the costs to your business.

Email us on to request a free security assessment visit or to ask for crime prevention advice.

Here, Dene Tinker talks about how to protect your business vehicles:

More information about vehicle safety.

Fencing isn't just a sport you know! Here, John Shillito - our crime reduction officer for South Yorkshire - explains how it's your first layer of security.

If you are a victim of a crime, you can find out more about the support services available to you.

You can make an Impact Statement for Business (ISB). The ISB gives you the opportunity to set out the impact that a crime has had on the business such as direct financial loss, and wider impacts, e.g. operational disruption or reputational damage. The court will take the statement into account when determining sentence.

All businesses and enterprises (including charities but excluding public sector bodies), of any size may make an ISB through a nominated representative.

You should be informed about the opportunity to make an ISB by the police at the same time as they take statements about the alleged offence. You can make an ISB to the police at that time or download the attached template form which you can complete and email or post to your police contact.

·         Business Impact Statement Form (Open Document Format)

·         Business Impact Statement Form (Portable Document Format)

·         Business Impact Statement Form (Microsoft Word)

Other useful links to find out more:

Immobilise - The UK National Property Register

Secured by Design - UK Police initiative supporting 'designing out crime'

Home Office crime site

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