Housing charity Shelter recently revealed that there are at least 320,000 homeless people in Britain, which includes rough sleepers and people in temporary accommodation.
In fact, this is likely to be an underestimate of the problem, as Shelter says it does not include people who experience “hidden” homelessness, such as sofa-surfers, and others living insecurely in sheds or cars, for example.
Despite government pledges to tackle the crisis, which includes the Homelessness …Read More
According to recent statistics from the Home Office, 24 per cent of businesses have been the victim of shoplifting, while a further 10 per cent have experienced assaults and threats.
Wholesale and retail premises have consistently experienced the highest levels of crime compared with other surveyed sectors, but just over a third actually reported shoplifting, assaults, and threats to the police.
The reasons why are unclear, but many could be taking matters …Read More
According to figures released last year, knife crime in London has risen to its highest ever level with nearly 15,000 offences committed during 2018. The Office for National Statistics revealed that the total of 14,987 knife crimes in the year to the end of June was a 15 per cent rise on the comparable figure 12 months earlier.
This included 91 knife killings, 170 rapes or sexual assaults carried out with …Read More
On the face of it, a construction site might not seem the go-to destination for a treasure trove of valuable items, but you’d be surprised at what opportunistic thieves steal and sell. For example, metal used for architectural purposes such as lead, zinc, copper, and aluminium often has a great deal of scrap value.
What’s more, there’s a good chance heavy plant and machinery will be left on site overnight, which …Read More
Although CCTV offers a number of advantages, one potential issue is reviewing surveillance footage after a crime has taken place, which can be somewhat futile. Evidence gathered may increase the chance of recovering goods and convicting criminals, but several CCTV systems only offer retrospective help.
This is why more and more businesses are exploring remote monitoring instead, which notifies security personnel of an incident as soon as cameras and detectors on …Read More