Maximising Public Benefits of Automated Alarms

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) has published findings of new industry research undertaken by Perpetuity Research into the benefits and challenges of automating confirmed alarm signalling from Alarm Receiving Centres (ARCs) to police control rooms. The research – conducted via an online survey and extensive one-to-one interviews with a wide range of industry professionals including representatives from Alarm Receiving Centres […]

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Towards ‘A Strategy for Change’ for the Security Sector

We have launched two reports from the Security Research Initiative addressing key considerations for the security industry. Together they seek to understand and highlight the ways in which private security can help protect the public – in private and public space – and the ways in which this role may be enhanced. They call upon various stakeholders to consider how […]

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The impact of organised crime in local communities

Since 2014 the Perpetuity Research and the Police Foundation have been researching the impact of serious organised crime in communities and how this threat is tackled locally in a study supported by the Dawes Trust.   The report published today, reveals some striking findings. From a sample of frauds committed in two police force areas, between 31% and 45% of […]

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Organised crime and child sexual exploitation in local communities

Last year Perpetuity Research and the Police Foundation completed research regarding the impact of organised crime on local communities. A part of this two-year research project involved exploring the impact of organised crime and child sex exploitation (CSE) in local communities. Perpetuity and the Police Foundation were able to extract information from one police force area regarding children and young […]

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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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Tackling Cyber Crime: The Role of Private Security

This Security Research Initiative Report highlights the crucial role that physical security suppliers and corporate security departments play in tackling cyber crime, albeit that this often goes unrecognised. In a survey of both physical security specialists and cyber specialists (supplemented by extensive interviews) 79% thought that physical security was crucial to tackling cyber, but 38% of the sample agreed physical […]

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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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Benchmarking Loss Prevention

There is a new report out today which provides a view of the state of loss prevention from those who are in charge of it. Leading loss prevention managers have contributed to this report. It shows that while organised crime is perceived to be a more significant problem now than in the past, the aggravating factor appears to be a […]

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