Publications and Publicity
Publications Crime and Work / School
All publications have been listed in date order, with the most
University Student Safety
University is frequently the first experience that young people have of living away from home. Consequently, students often have little background knowledge or experience of crime reduction measures. This, coupled with the concentration of portable high-value items (such as laptop computers and hi-fi systems) that students often own, makes them likely targets for property crime.
School Arson: Education Under Threat
Arson attacks on schools exact a huge cost in terms of the damage and disruption they cause. Insurers estimate that just over £65 million worth of insured damage was caused to schools by deliberately started fires in 2001. However, the true cost of arson attacks on schools is much higher as each fire results in the use of resources by the fire brigade and police, while staff, pupils and parents can suffer considerable inconvenience and disruption.
How to combat arson in schools
This guide is addressed primarily at school governors, head teachers, school premises managers, LEAs and local authority risk managers. It aims to alert those responsible for school premises to the continuing dangers of arson attacks on schools, and suggests means by which such potential can be reduced.
The Current Situation
Crime is a cause of concern for many businesses. We do not have a full picture of the extent to which crime affects business as in most instances crime reports do not differentiate between whether the victim was an individual or a business.
Understanding Occupational Violence
Violence in the workplace is an emerging problem affecting increasing numbers of workers and employers. Across the industrialised world, significant levels of low-level violence such as abuse and threats are now being reported in a range of jobs.
APACS: Fraud in Focus
APACS – The Association for Payment Clearing Services – was set up in December 1985 and is the umbrella body for the UK payments industry. It co-ordinates fraud prevention work among the banks, police, retailers and card schemes.
In the business of preventing crime together
Nacro have produced a briefing note for local partnerships who wish to form multi-agency relationship with the private sector. The briefing outlines the benefits for the partnership, for the businesses concerned and for the wider community; how to sell the idea to a business; what help you might expect; and how to sustain interest over the medium-long term.
Plant Theft Advice
The Plant Theft Action Group have published advice for the owners of industrial and agricultural plant vehicles on how best to protect their equipment. The advice covers issues of how to security-mark the vehicle, key and perimeter security, and
Making It Our Business: Auditing and consulting the business sector on crime and disorder
Nacro Community Safety Practice Briefing
The business sector is a vital part of the local community, but it also has its own crime reduction needs and presents special challenges for local community safety partnerships and practitioners. This briefing sets out an approach to auditing local business crime and consulting the local business sector effectively.
British Chambers of Commerce Business Crime Survey 2001
The British Chamber of Commerce have published a report of crime experienced by their 2914 members. The report forms part of their “Securing Enterprise” campaign that aims to raise awareness of the cost and impact of business crime to do away with the idea that business crime is a victimless crime.
The Nature and Extent of Construction Plant Theft
The theft of construction equipment (termed ‘plant’) has been estimated to cost the UK between £600 million and £1 billion per year. The problem was thought to begetting worse, but little data existed to confirm or disprove this.
Guidance on Statutory Crime & Disorder Partnerships
Home Office guidance to statutory crime and disorder partnerships includes in Chapter 2: Structures advice on working with the business sector.
Community Crime Reduction Partnerships: The Retail Contribution
The guide “Community Crime Reduction Partnerships: The Retail Contribution” provides a framework of practical and cost-effective measures, which ensures that those best placed to deal with the problems work together to provide local solutions.
Last update: 10 January 2006