Business Crime Matters

Business Crime Matters

Business Crime Matters

The total price tag of burglary, shoplifting, robbery, criminal damage, theft and other offences against businesses in Staffordshire is estimated at over £7,300 per hour. Fraud alone costs companies £9.1 billion nationally a year. And, worryingly, according to the Federation of Small Businesses, over a third (39 per cent) of businesses do not report crime to police. A strategy to tackle business crime has been commissioned by Mr Ellis, spearheaded by his deputy Sue Arnold, herself a former president of Southern Staffordshire Chamber of Commerce.

Business Crime Advisors

Tackling business crime is an important part of the Commissioner’s Safer, Fairer United Communities strategy.

The Staffordshire Commissioners Office has commissioned Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce to deliver specialist support to businesses impacted by crime.

Business Crime Advisors are trained to deliver tailored support packages to businesses following a crime.

For more information please visit Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce business crime helpline or call 01782 900239.


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