Created 3 years ago, updated 19 hours ago

The data used in the MPS Business Crime dashboard is available here Business crime | Metropolitan Police, along with the related data definitions.


Please note that, this dataset is updated monthly at the beginning of the month. Data runs until the end of the month prior.

***June 2024: The business crime data-sets are now being extracted and compiled from the new CONNECT system within the MPS; these data-sets will have prefix M1046 added to the file name.***

The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) has introduced CONNECT, a new crime recording system that consolidates several previous systems into one integrated platform. This change aims to streamline processes and enhance efficiency across the board.

 With the implementation of CONNECT, there have been slight modifications in the recording of specific crime categories, such as hate crime. These adjustments may result in minor variations in crime data when compared to the pre-CONNECT era. To provide a comprehensive view of the data, the MPS has regenerated the full report to cover the entire time period.

BCU and Borough data in CONNECT are determined by the geographic location of the incident, rather than the borough managing the case, as was the case with legacy systems. This new approach has been retroactively applied to legacy data to provide consistent and comparable analysis.

Business Crime is defined by the National Business Crime Forum (NBCF), the Home Office, and the National Retail Crime Steering Group (NRCSG), chaired by the minister for crime prevention as:

  “Any criminal offence that is committed against a person or property which is associated by the connection of that person or property to a business.”

 The approach reflects the existing definitions for domestic abuse and hate crime. This means that the victim will determine whether or not the crime has had an impact on a business and, therefore, whether it should be identified as a business crime. This removes any ambiguity about how the crime should be recorded.

 Not all business crime will be immediately identified as such by the victim or others. For example, an assault in a nightclub might not be identified as a business crime by the victim because they are more likely to perceive it as a personal attack, e.g. motivated by domestic abuse or hate related hostility.

 Irrespective of the nature of the offending, if the offence took place on business premises it should additionally be recorded as a business crime. This is because criminal offending of any type on business premises may have a negative impact on the business, e.g. increased insurance premiums or, as in the case of the nightclub assault, adverse impact on whether the nightclub’s license is renewed (e.g. too many assault have taken place at that venue).

  Further details can be found on the National Business Crime Centre website here:  

https://nbcc.police.uk/

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