Business crime

Crime costs businesses across South Yorkshire millions of pounds every year. It's 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 the following 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
  • Cybercrime such as online fraud. Business crime accounts for two-thirds of reported fraud crime.

You don't need superpowers to protect your business. You need our business crime prevention advice.

​We’ve got lots of advice, to help deter crime and help make your business a safer place for your staff, customers & visitors and, at the same time, reduce the costs to your business. 

If your business has been affected by crime and require additional support, we can provide a free security assessment. Watch our short video with crime reduction officer for Sheffield, Dene Tinker, who talks you through the security assessment and what it entails:

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

More information about vehicle safety.

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

Other useful links to find out more:

National Business Crime Centre - Crime Prevention Advice

Immobilise - The UK National Property Register

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

Home Office

Action Fraud


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