Improving the local response to Fraud

Background Perpetuity and the Police foundation are working together on a two-year project investigating the UK response to fraud. This work is founded on previous research carried out by the teams which found that a disproportionate amount of fraud is organised and that it is highly prevalent, for example, between a third and nearly half of all frauds occurring locally in our sample of two police […]

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The impact of organised crime on local communities

New research by Perpetuity Research and the Police Foundation on the impact of organised crime on local communities has found that up to 17% of recorded crime occurring within neighbourhoods could be attributed to organised crime. The majority of organised crime identified by the police in the neighbourhoods related to drugs, violence and fraud. In three neighbourhoods, only 4% of […]

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An evaluation of a restorative justice trial: where the victims are businesses and the offenders are insurance fraudsters 

Perpetuity Research have completed a study into the use of restorative justice with low level insurance fraudsters. This is the first known Restorative Trial focussing exclusively on this type of offender. The Trial was headed by the City of London Police working in conjunction with insurers. Like most Trials of this nature it provided a number of important learning points. […]

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The impact of organised crime in the off-street sex market

  Research conducted jointly by Perpetuity Research and Police foundation published today shows that organised crime plays a major role in local off-street sex markets. The study, based in Bristol, found that very many of the brothels identified were managed by groups of offenders. What’s the impact of organised crime on the adult sex market? This is what the resesarch […]

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New research finds that up to 45% of fraud is linked to organised crime.

New research by the Police Foundation and Perpetuity Research has found that between 31% and 45% of fraud may be linked to organised crime.  This is up to three times higher than the 15% found in previous studies. The research, which was funded by the Dawes Trust, looked at a large sample of frauds taking place in the Midlands and […]

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Crime Prevention and Security Management book series with Palgrave Macmillan – Call for proposals!

Crime Prevention and Security Management book series with Palgrave Macmillan Call for proposals! Would you like to publish in a world-leading crime and security book series, edited by Martin Gill? Submit a book or short Pivot proposal to Josephine.Taylor@palgrave.com About the series It is widely recognised that we live in an increasingly unsafe society, but the study of security and crime […]

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Deloitte joins as a member of the SRI

Perpetuity are pleased to announce that Deloitte, an international professional services firm, has become our newest member of the Security Research Initiative. They join a whole host of corporate and security companies, and we look forward to working with them in the future. The Security Research Initiative (SRI) is a rolling three-year programme of research, with each year producing a […]

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