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NAO report criticises Government for “significant and avoidable shortcomings” on approach to serious and organised crime

Serious and organised crime is evolving at a rapid rate. The Government recognises the seriousness of this challenge and is responding, but there are still significant and avoidable shortcomings to its approach, according to the National Audit Office (NAO). Tackling serious and...
Posted On 08 Jul 2019
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Europol responds to rising tide of intellectual property crime with IPC3 launch

In a bid to strengthen the fight against counterfeiting and piracy online and offline, Europol and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) have joined forces to launch the Intellectual Property Crime Co-ordinated Coalition (otherwise known as IPC3). Infringements...
Posted On 14 Jul 2016
Policing Minister Mike Penning (who's also now responsible for the Security Industry Authority)
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Minister for Policing launches consultation on police funding reform in England and Wales

Newly-installed Policing Minister Mike Penning has announced bold plans to reform the current arrangements for allocating central Government funding to the 43 police forces in England and Wales. The Conservative MP for Hemel Hempstead since 2005 described the current police...
Posted On 21 Jul 2015
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Law enforcement nationwide assisting individuals and businesses to guard against cyber crime

Together with a range of partners from across industry and the public sector, the National Crime Agency (NCA) and the police service are this week carrying out a range of activities designed to help businesses and members of the public guard against cyber crime. The NCA has...
Posted On 03 Mar 2015
The latest the Crime Survey for England and Wales published by the ONS covers the year to September 2014
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Criminality in England and Wales now at “lowest level since 1981” states Office for National Statistics

The latest Crime Survey for England and Wales issued by the Office for National Statistics for the year ending September 2014 shows that, for the offences covered, there were an estimated seven million incidents of criminality perpetrated against households and resident adults...
Posted On 22 Jan 2015
The impact of theft on UK retailers has reached its highest level in a decade according to this year's BRC Retail Crime Survey 2014
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BRC Retail Crime Survey 2014: ‘Value of shop theft now tops £600 million’

The impact of theft on UK retailers has reached its highest level in a decade. According to the British Retail Consortium’s Retail Crime Survey 2014, published this morning, the average value of each in-store theft has increased by 36% to £241 per incident, helping to push...
Posted On 20 Jan 2015
Mitie has forged an online crime reporting partnership with Facewatch
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Mitie unveils online crime reporting partnership with Facewatch

FTSE 250 strategic outsourcing company Mitie has announced a strategic partnership with Facewatch, the online crime reporting and networking service. Facewatch is a secure, cloud-based platform that enables business users, the public and the police to report low-level crime with...
Posted On 22 Dec 2014