Businesses Beating Crime and Anti-social Behaviour by Working in Partnership

Merthyr Tydfil Business Crime Reduction Partnership (BCRP) has been set up to help businesses in Merthyr Tydfil town centre to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour and to ensure that visitors to the town centre feel safe and secure.

With our help, businesses have been able to work more effectively with the Police and other partners to create a safe and stable business environment. As a member of our partnership, you will benefit from reduced levels of crime and anti-social behaviour in or near your premises.

As such, the BCRP can help maintain a sustained upturn for businesses in the town as well as supporting the wider community.

Why Join the Partnership?

Crime and the fear of crime have a significant negative impact on the profitability of businesses.

We will help you to reduce:

  • Shoplifting
  • Alcohol-related disorder including street drinking
  • Youth disorder
  • Graffiti

The Benefits of Being A Member of The Business Crime Reduction Partnership:

The Merthyr Tydfil BCRP StoreNet radio system, which is the only system with direct contact with the Police and the CCTV network.

The BCRP password-protected website, which provides accurate intelligence and up-to-date images of all offenders subject to exclusions and ASBOs.

Target hardening of the most prevalent offenders by way of exclusion notices and ASBOs.

Increased profitability by reducing crime, fear of crime, stock losses and anti-social behaviour.

Information about travelling offenders detailing criminals and their regular activity which directly affects your business.

Regular business crime reduction meetings.

Free crime reduction training in partnership with South Wales Police.

Unique data sharing agreement between Merthyr Tydfil BCRP and South Wales Police.

Free membership of the BCRP for all members of The Big Heart of Merthyr Tydfil Business Improvement District.

Communications Are Central to Maintaining A Safer Business Community:

  • The Merthyr Tydfil Business Crime Reduction Partnership website is packed full of information and intelligence on offenders, current scams, and exclusions.
  • Members of the BCRP can be linked via our StoreNet radio system to South Wales Police, CCTV, and other members.

Some of The Successes of This Radio Communication System:

  • Reductions in stock losses due to early alert.
  • Anti-social behaviour reduced in town centre hotspots.
  • Travelling teams of shoplifters arrested.
  • Pub Watch exclusion zone.


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