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
What is the biggest security threat your business faces? Break-ins and burglaries? Cybercrime? Or something else entirely?
Well, for many organisations, the biggest risk lies within its own workforce. After all, members of staff often have unrivalled access to internal information and are thought of as an asset rather than a danger. This is in spite of due diligence such as in-depth interviews and background checks.
So, what can you do to …Read More
Building security plays a pivotal role in protecting your business from unwanted illegal activity such as burglaries and break-ins. Proactive measures to mitigate risk include installing alarms, setting up CCTV cameras, and employing the services of a security officer.
However, certain security breaches aren’t always the result of forced entry. For example, instances of unauthorised access can come about from extending common courtesy to visitors or a simple case of oversight …Read More
JAG Security offers a range of specialised security services for businesses of all shapes, sizes, and industries. Our mobile security patrols are amongst some of the most popular, particularly for smaller businesses that don’t have their own dedicated security team. We’re going to take a closer look at what mobile security patrols are, what you can expect from this service, and how they can potentially benefit your business. Let’s see …Read More
Acid attacks have become more common in the recent years. It is common not to know what you should do if you are ever in the position of witnessing an attack like this but it is important that you help the victim if you can. Here are some of the things you need to know when dealing with acid attacks.
What To Expect
The victim is going to be in a lot …Read More
Security guards have to be trained to work in their specific fields because there are threats and potential dangers that are unique to different industries. For instance, security guards that work in healthcare need to be far more alert of not just the dangers from outside their place of work, but also the dangers lurking inside their workplace. For instance, security guards that work in healthcare must learn to identify …Read More
If you only take one lesson away from this article let it be this – in the UK, trespassing is not considered a criminal offence. What does this mean? Ultimately, this means that security guards must be very careful when dealing with trespassers on a property.
But wait, if it’s not a criminal offence, what is it? Trespassing is considered to be a civil offence. While this sounds similar, a civil …Read More