Presentation on theme: "The Third SIPR Annual Conference Communities and Policing: evidence and innovation in Scotland Police Organisation – Tackling Business Crime in Partnership."— Presentation transcript:
The Third SIPR Annual Conference Communities and Policing: evidence and innovation in Scotland Police Organisation – Tackling Business Crime in Partnership
Mission Statement - ‘Reducing business crime in Scotland to create a safe and secure trading environment in which businesses and communities flourish, employment opportunities are developed and prosperity is encouraged’
4,066 individuals representing 367 serious organised crime groups (SOCGs) impacting on Scotland. Groups were involved in a wide range of crime types, from drug importation and money laundering to counterfeiting and robbery. 241 individuals were identified as having ‘specialist’ links to SOCGs, the most common being financial specialists and money launderers. All Force areas were impacted on by the top 20 highest threat SOCGs. 1 Crime - The Common Threat 1. Preliminary Findings on the Scale and Extent of Serious Organised Crime in Scotland – Scottish OCG Mapping Project
Number of incidents of known theft by customers up to 3,385 per 100 outlets, from 2,866 in 2003 Estimated total cost of retail crime up from £1.96 billion in 2003 to £2.13 billion in 2004 Estimated cost of crime prevention measures by retailers down to £710 million (£960 million in 2003) Incidents of physical violence against staff up by 14% over 2003 Retail Crime Annual Retail Crime Survey 2004/05
Historic under reporting of Business Crime Information Sharing Barriers A separate national statistic for crime against business Crime against business should become a Key Performance Indicator for police Local police forces should have dedicated Police Business Crime Advisers The business community and Chambers of Commerce should be granted a greater role in local crime and policing partnerships.
Historic under reporting of Business Crime Business Confidentiality/Reputation Information Sharing Barriers Bank shares take a big pounding British brokerage boss is jailed for 'depraved' fraud AIM becomes victim of £365m fraud Fraudsters net a fortune in Facebook scam Business Fraud up 22% to $8.2million
Historic under reporting of Business Crime Business Confidentiality/Reputation The Cost of Reporting Information Sharing Barriers
Strategy launched on 2 June 09 Objectives Divert Disrupt Deter Detect Deter More collaborative information exchange between law enforcement, business and local authorities. ‘We all have a role to play’ Tackling Crime in Partnership ‘Goes beyond law enforcement – involves business, local authorities and communities.’
Robust procedures that also recognise the needs of business Build trust A challenge - But too important to ignore Business Crime - NOT a victimless crime Business Crime - No one can solve the problem alone The Key to Success?