According to Hampshire Police:
The British Retail Consortium reported that:
Fleet BID’s FleetWatch Scheme is designed to reduce and prevent crime in the town. FleetWatch includes a radio system connecting businesses directly to the CCTV Control room and DISC secure online offender database. FleetWatch is designed to make Fleet a safer place to do business.
FleetWatch is available to retailers as well as bars, clubs, restaurants and taxis who operate in Fleet in the evening.
The scheme includes Fleet town centre and DISC is free to businesses in the BID area. The FleetWatch scheme and the radio system covers areas as far as Church Crookham and Elvetham Heath.
Digital Radio System
Online Computer System, DISC
Business Crime Guide to identifying and reporting business crime
One in four businesses is affected by fraud every year and in 2017, fraud cost UK businesses £190billion. Fraud is a crime involving misrepresentation, trickery, scams, imposters or deceit.
Fraud almost always involves money, either directly or indirectly. No loss needs to occur for an offence of fraud to have been committed.
Hampshire police and Action Fraud, the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and internet crime, have developed a guide to help businesses identify and report different types of fraud.
Download the guide here.
Guides to Hate Crime for Employers and Employees
The Safer Hampshire Business Partnership, Hampshire Constabulary, the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner and Enterprise Rent-a-Car Ltd have worked together to create guides to hate crime, designed for businesses who want to ensure their managers and employees are supported appropriately should they become a victim of or witness a hate crime in the workplace.
Download the Guide for Employers here.
Download the Guide for Employees here.
For more guidance on violence and abuse in the workplace visit the Hampshire Police website here.
The results of the 2018 Commercial Crime survey
The results of the 2018 Commercial Crime survey (CVS) have been published recently by The Home Office.
The survey covers three main sectors (as defined by the Government Standard Industrial Classification – SIC – codes: Wholesale & retail; Agriculture, forestry & fishing and Accommodation & food (includes pubs, bars, restaurants).
The key findings are:
The full survey results can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/crime-against-businesses-findings-from-the-2018-commercial-victimisation-survey