The Crime Prevention Website



Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957 Section 2  Liability in tort  Extent of occupier’s ordinary duty

Occupiers’ Liability Act 1984  Whole Act  Duty of occupier to persons other than his visitors


A guide to access control for offices

Published by British Security Industry Association (BSIA)


LPS 1228: Issue 1.1  Specification for testing and classifying the burglary resistance of office furniture - lightweight containers


Tackling organised crime through a partnership approach at the local level: a process evaluation

Published July 2011 UK Home Office


BS EN 12320: 2001  Building hardware. Padlocks and padlock fittings.  Requirements and test methods.

LINK: Sold Secure  

Sold Secure is a test house operated by the Master Locksmiths Association. Products are awarded Bronze (lowest), Silver and Gold (highest) security standards


Sold Secure SS502  Specification for Audible Personal Attack Alarms. Sold Secure is a test house operated by the Master Locksmiths Association. Products are awarded Bronze (lowest), Silver and Gold (highest) security standards


LINK: Suzy Lamplugh Trust

The Suzy Lamplugh Trust promotes personal safety through research, education and training. It works with official bodies and agencies to provide practical solutions to aggression and violence in society.  020 7091 0014

LINK: National Personal Safety Day

A website operated by the Suzy Lamplugh Trust supporting the annual National Personal Security Day.  The Day highlights some of the simple, practical solutions that everyone can use to help avoid violence and aggression in today’s society.

LINK: Women's Aid

Women's Aid is the key national charity working to end domestic violence against women and children. They support a network of over 500 domestic and sexual violence services across the UK.  0808 2000 247

LINK: Men's Advice Line

The Men's Advice Line is a confidential helpline for all men experiencing domestic violence by a current or ex-partner. This includes all men - in heterosexual or same-sex relationships.  0808 801 0327


Planning Policy Statement 3: Housing (PPS3) 

This document underpins the delivery of the UK Government's strategic housing policy objectives 




Association of Police and Crime Commissioners

Choose my PCC

This website carries the election statements of all the elected candidates


LINK: College of Policing

The College of Policing is the means by which everyone working in policing can have a stronger say in charting the future of the policing profession, driven by evidence-based practice.

The College works to raise the professional status of police officers and police staff, allowing them to gain greater recognition and reward for accredited levels of expertise - and to contribute to the development of policy in their areas of specialism.

Authorised Professional Practice online

Online guidance to police and viewable by the public issued by College of Policing and first Published October 2013 

Policing for a Better Britain

Report by the Independent Police Commission chaired by Lord Stevens

Published by The Lord Stevens of Kirkwhelpington QPM  November 2013

State of Policing: The annual assessment of policing in England and Wales 2012/13

Report by Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Constabulary. Published March 31 2014

State of Policing: The annual assessment of policing in England and Wales 2013/14

Report by  Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Constabulary. Published November 26 2014

PEEL: Police Effectiveness 2016

Report by Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Constabulary. Published March 2017  

Caught Red-handed: Why We Can’t Count on Police Recorded Crime Statistics

Published by The House of Commons’ Public Administration Select Committee April 1 2014

Crime Recording: Making the Victim Count

Published by HMIC November 2014

Reshaping policing for the public

Published by National Debate Advisory Group (HMIC) June 2015


LINK: Association of Chief Police Officers 


Crime maps for your streets and local area 

LINK: National Policing Improvement Agency 

LINK: Police Oracle

INTERNAL LINK: Police websites for newsdesks and crime prevention

LINK: Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland


LINK: Mailing Preference Service

The Mailing Preference Service (MPS) is a free service funded by the direct mail industry to enable consumers to have their names and home addresses in the UK removed from lists used by the industry. It is supported by the Royal Mail and all directly involved trade associations and The Information Commissioners Office.

LINK: Think Jessica 

Think Jessica is a registered charity committed to making people aware of the danger and financial implications caused by postal and telephone scams, educating professionals and protecting the most vulnerable members of our society from criminals worldwide who are having an easy and assisted passage into their homes, minds and bank accounts.

LINK: Action Fraud

Action Fraud is the UK’s national fraud reporting centre run by the National Fraud Authority – the government agency that helps to co-ordinate the fight against all types of fraud in the UK. They work with partners in law enforcement - the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau, run by the City of London Police - to make sure your fraud reports reach the right place

You can report fraud using their online fraud reporting service day or night This service enables you to both report a fraud and find help and support. They also provide help and advice over the phone through the Action Fraud contact centre on 0300 123 2040.

Reports taken are passed to the police who may contact you for further information. Action Fraud does not investigate the cases and cannot advise you on the progress of a case.


Door and Hardware Federation Technical Specification TS009:2012 Enhanced security and general requirements for letter box assemblies that are free standing or surface mounted and where mail is retrieved from the same side as delivery

Door and Hardware Federation Technical Specification TS008: 2012 Enhanced security and general requirements for letter plate assemblies and slide through boxes

BS EN 13724: 2002  Postal services. Apertures of private letter boxes and letter plates. Requirements and test methods

Loss Prevention Standard  LPS 1175 Issue 7  Requirements and testing procedures for the LPCB approval and listing of intruder resistant building components, strongpoints, security enclosures and free-standing barriers

Published 2010 by BRE Global Ltd

PAS 97: 2009 A specification for mail screening and security

LINK: Stop Junk Mail

A useful resource to help reduce unsolicited mail


LINK:  Problem Solving for Neighbourhood Policing

Published by UCL Jill Dando Institute of Security and Crime Science (2013) 


Loss Prevention Standard  LPS 1225: Issue 2.1  Requirements for the LPCB Approvals and Listing of Asset Marking Systems

Published 2005 by BRE Global Ltd

Loss Prevention Standard LPS 1224: Issue 2.1  Requirements for Secure Database Registers

Published 2005 by BRE Global Ltd

LINK: Art Loss Register

BS ISO/IEC 27001:2005/BS 7799-2:2005  Information technology Security techniques Information security management systems Requirements

TQA  Thatcham Quality Accreditation Whole Vehicle Marking Criteria (Secure database)