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Business Crime

Tackling business crime is a force priority. Staffordshire Police is keen to develop its support of businesses and help reduce crime and disorder. Nationally, over a third of businesses fail to report business crime - we want all businesses in Staffordshire to report crime.

Police and Crime Commissioner Business Crime Staffordshire Police is also working with Partners Against Business Crime in Staffordshire (PABCIS) helping to share best practice as part of a support network across the 24-hour economies in Staffordshire's towns and city centres.

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Staffordshire launched the Business Crime Matters strategy to tackle business crime and help promote economic growth across Staffordshire. This includes a specialist service offering support to business crime victims, run by Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce. For more information visit Business Crime Matters.

Businesses across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent can now also sign up to receive business crime alerts that are relevant to their industry sector. Business Crime Alerts are provided through Staffordshire Smart Alert. Get your free business crime alerts today.


How to Report Business Crime

A member of the public at Stafford StationIf you believe that someone is still in the building or that there is immediate danger to you or your staff, please call 999. If you arrive at your business and find that a crime has occurred but there is no indication that the offenders are still present, call the Staffordshire Police non-emergency number - 101 and make a report.

Make a Note of the Details

You will need to give the police as much detail as possible, so try to be prepared when you call. Information that could be useful includes:

  • Is there any CCTV that could contain evidence?
  • Are there any witnesses?
  • Is there any other evidence?
  • Has property been moved?
  • Has there been anything left by the offenders?
  • Has anything been stolen?
  • Can you provide information about any stolen property such as serial numbers, value of the property or details of property marking? 

If we recover property stolen from you, we will examine it for evidence. We will look for evidence such as fingerprints, hairs or blood to help us catch the offender and to link your crime to other crimes.

All the property we identify is returned to the lawful owner as soon as possible. In some cases, we may need to keep hold of the property as an exhibit for court or for further analysis.

Preventing Business Crime

Here you will find information on steps to take for preventing business crime, including: burglary, cash-in transit safety, forecourt security, harassment, assault, abuse, making off without payment, robbery, shoplifting, theft by employees and theft of and from vehicles.

Business Crime Alerts

At Staffordshire Police we are committed to keeping our communities safe and reassured. By working together with the Staffordshire Police and Crime Commissioner, we are improving the way we work with businesses across Staffordshire to deal with what matters to them.

We want to provide an outstanding service to businesses and work together to tackle crime. One important way we can work together is to share information and provide support to businesses in preventing and detecting crime. Business Crime Alerts are a simple way of joining this work.

Sign up now and we will deliver specifically targeted updates to you and your business about crime issues that could affect your business. Updates may include details of crime prevention measures, descriptions of offenders and appeals for information alongside more general updates about our work to keep crime down.

 Register Now - fill in the simple online form.

Once you've done this, we will take care of the rest and you will start to receive updates. Don't worry you can change the settings and details at anytime and we will NOT pass on your details to anyone else.