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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


18 July 2014
Westfield Stratford City joins ABCP

ABCP is delighted to announce that Westfield Stratford City has joined ABCP. The largest urban shopping centre in Europe and the anchor for the 2012 Olympic Games, Stratford City has over 250 shops and 70 restaurants and cafes. Leisure facilities include a 17 screen Cinema, a 14 lane bowling venue and a casino. More...
18 July 2014
New process for simple cautions

Earlier this year the Justice Secretary, Home Secretary, and Attorney General launched a review of simple cautions (The simple cautions review) prompted by public concern over their apparent misuse by the police for seemingly serious offending behaviour. The Written Ministerial Statement announcing this review set out that it would examine the way in which simple cautions are currently used, and consider the need for any changes to policy or practice to ensure that there was public confidence in the use of simple cautions as a disposal. More...
9 July 2014
Home Office guidance on dealing with low level shoplifting

Section 176 of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act makes theft from a shop, of goods worth £200 or less (retail value), a summary-only offence, while preserving the right of defendants to elect to be tried by judge and jury in the Crown Court. This new provision does not apply to cases involving multiple offences in which the total of the stolen goods adds up to more than £200. More...
5 July 2014
Crimestoppers launches anti-fraud game to educate the public about potential scams

Crimestoppers 'The Game of Fraud' is designed for small businesses so that they can assess their risk status. More...
5 July 2014
National Pawnbrokers Association to work with ABCP to help reduce business crime

The National Pawnbrokers Association (NPA) was founded in 1892 and is the trade association representing pawnbrokers, from large chains through to independent members, in a £930m loan market growing year on year. It is the authoritative voice of the pawnbroking industry in the UK. More...
26 June 2014
Croydon BCRP Safer Business Award presentation

Croydon Business Crime Reduction Partnership, which represents over 120 businesses in the town centre in the day and evening economy and is managed and funded by the Croydon Business Improvement District (BID), received their Safer Business Award with distinction on 3rd June, following a review of its the processes and procedures by Sandy Hobbs, ABCP south east manager. More...
26 June 2014
ABCP national conference

The ABCP national business crime conference will take place On Wednesday, 24th September, 2014 at Jury's Inn Hotel, Milton Keynes, MK9 2HP. More...
26 June 2014
Data protection workshops for small businesses

The workshops are for small to medium sized enterprises from various sectors ranging from charities to private companies. The event is aimed at staff or managers with limited practical experience of data protection working for organisations who have responsibility for processing personal data. More...