Reports from our ambassadors show that one of the greatest concerns for our open door businesses is that of crime. Shoplifting, fraud and counterfeit currency are all seen on a daily basis in the area’s shops. We continue to encourage businesses to report crime either by phone to 999 if the suspect is present, 101 if the suspect has left or online.
Our ambassadors share intelligence verbally between the businesses and raise awareness of crime trends, with The Partnership now forwarding crime intel reports directly to the Bloomsbury Safer Neighbourhood Team.
The below chart provides an overview of the crime trends for this year. Please contact the team if you would like to discuss further with the team ways you might reduce crime in your business.
Crime figures for the Fitzrovia Area