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Welcome to ABCP

The Association of Business Crime Partnerships is an independent not-for-profit organisation working with business crime reduction partnerships (BCRPs), police, local authorities and other agencies to help businesses reduce the impact and cost of crime against them, their staff and the communities they trade in. ABCP works with retailers, the evening economy, transport and other business sectors to reduce crime affecting business in our towns, cities and shopping centres. We aim to do this by working together in partnership with our business members, police and other local statutory agencies and organisations.

Our regional managers have worked with these sectors to create BCRPs as an effective way to reduce crime, violence and anti-social behaviour in our towns and cities.  Our work is now expanding to provide services to other business sectors in other areas of crime, working with with our members, the police, ACPO and other local statutory agencies and organisations.

ABCP will continue to represent the interests of BCRPs and seek to expand its influence and work.  We believe that neighbourhood policing presents an opportunity for partnerships and police to work more closely together and for recognition of the key role played by partnerships.

  • Allyn Thomas
  • Chairman 
  • The Association of Business Crime Partnerships

Latest news

11 October 2014
Gravesend Shop Safe ID scheme

In 2009 there were some incidents involving people with learning difficulties in Dartford and the shop safe key fob scheme was developed as a response. The scheme is aimed at people who are elderly, have a disability or have a condition such as dementia or learning difficulties. More...
4 October 2014
Mansfield can fly the Purple Flag

Mansfield is a great place to enjoy a safe evening out - it's official. After two visits by assessors from the Association of Town and City Management (ATCM) and the submission of a wide range of evidence, the town has been awarded prestigious Purple Flag status. More...
28 September 2014
The National Association of Business Crime Partnerships launched

The Association of Business Crime Partnerships has joined forces with Midlands Regional Crime Initiative to form a new organisation, The National Association of Business Crime Partnerships, to tackle retail and business crime. The organisation has been established to set a new standard by which business crime can be measured and managed in town centres and to reduce its impact on UK high streets. More...
13 September 2014
Cherwell annual report for 2014

Cherwell BCRP, which includes Banbury, Bicester and Kidlington has produced its sixth annual report on the activities and successes of the well established and managed partnership. More...
23 August 2014
ABCP national conference - still time to register

The ABCP national conference is taking place on Wednesday, 24th September at the Jury's hotel in Milton Keynes and there is still time to register and book your place. Details can be found on the ABCP website in the index on the left of this page under 'National Conference 2014'. More...
23 August 2014
Information for victims of crime

The ministry of justice has issued a leaflet which sets out what people can expect from the criminal justice system if they become a victim of crime More...
15 August 2014
The College of Policing publishes new code of ethics for police

The aim of the Code of Ethics is to support each member of the policing profession to deliver the highest professional standards in their service to the public. More...
15 August 2014
Leeds buys tablets to reach members

Business Against Crime in Leeds (Bacil) has purchased 330 Samsung tab3 tablets so that they can circulate information about incidents and offenders to their members more quickly, and so that members can send information to each other about offenders and recent incidents. More...