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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


31 July 2014
Updated guidance for police on the use of PNDs

The Ministry of Justice has issued guidance for police concerning the issue of Penalty Notices for Disorder (Fixed Penalties). More...
31 July 2014
Safer Business Award for Liverpool Crime Alert

The city centre business crime reduction partnership represents over 450 businesses in the city centre and is managed by Tony Jopson. The scheme works in Partnership with Merseyside Police, the City Central and the Commercial Business Improvement Districts (BIDs), Liverpool One and the Chamber of Commerce. More...
25 July 2014
Cut-out police figures in Bournemouth shops in bid to combat rising thefts

Bournemouth Businesses Reducing Crime (BBRC) is behind a scheme which will see life-size cut-outs of a police officer placed in shops in a bid to make would-be thieves think twice about their actions. More...
25 July 2014
New Responsibility Deal alcohol pledges published

The Responsibility Deal Alcohol Network has a new set of alcohol pledges which tackle alcohol misuse and promote responsible drinking. More...
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...