Have Your Say in the Crime Reduction Initiatives Survey
Business Crime Reduction Partnerships (BCRPs), Business Improvement Districts (BIDs), businesses and other crime reduction partnerships are being asked to feed into a national survey to help improve and enhance the effectiveness of crime reduction efforts across the country.
The research, which has been commissioned by the National Business Crime Centre (NBCC) and delivered by City, University of London, aims to understand which crime issues are causing the most concern, which crime reduction tools are considered to be most important and effective and also to understand views on BCRP accreditation.
Currently BCRPs and BIDs can become accredited using the National Standards which can bring value to a crime reduction scheme by establishing information sharing agreements (ISAs) and formalising arrangements between partners. However, many schemes don’t have the accreditation. One objective of this survey is to gain insight on how to generate awareness of accreditation, understand and blockers to accreditation and promote the value that it can bring.
Superintendent Patrick Holdaway, NBCC lead said: “There is a lot of fantastic crime reduction work going on across the country by police and crime reduction partnerships and initiatives. As the national coordination centre for business crime it is essential that we understand what the real issues are up and down the country and how we can support those partnerships and initiatives with resources and expertise.
“The accreditation can be extremely beneficial for the BCRPs and BIDs and add value to the work they are doing. We are keen to see more partnerships sign up for accreditation and want to work with them to understand any reasons why they may not want to be accredited and to raise awareness of the benefits to them.”
Answers to the survey are anonymous and individual answers will not be associated with the respondents name, nor will they be shared with anyone outside of the research team at City, University of London. The survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete.
The closing date for the survey is Friday 5th August 2022.