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Businesses urged to have their say on crime strategy

Norfolk businesses have been urged to have their say on a proposed new Business Crime Strategy for the county.

Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Lorne Green launched Norfolk Constabulary's draft strategy at the Federation of Small Businesses marquee at the Royal Norfolk Show yesterday.

Lorne said: “Business crime is something I personally feel very strongly about. I grew up living over and working in a small convenience store and saw and experienced the impact of business crime first hand.

“Norfolk is a county of enterprise and opportunity, where businesses of all sizes are helping to feed the country, making scientific breakthroughs, providing wonderful and memorable holidays and serving our needs for goods and services.

“For that to continue, businesses need to prosper, and to prosper they need protecting from crime. Let me be clear, we are not in the midst of a business crime wave but the nature of the challenges business faces is changing. Cybercrime is just one such challenge.

“I want to start an ongoing dialogue between Norfolk Constabulary and businesses across all sectors to improve the flow of intelligence and information, so new and emerging issues and concerns can be responded to swiftly and effectively.”

The focus of the Business Crime Strategy is preventing and cutting crime and anti-social behaviour, improving engagement, education and victim care, making the best use of technology and increasing trust and confidence of businesses in policing.

"Partnership working with businesses and business groups such as the Federation of Small Businesses, Norfolk Chamber of Commerce and the King’s Lynn Business Improvement District is crucial", the PCC added.


Read the draft Business Crime Strategy - Draft Business Crime Strategy (PDF, 6.6 MB)

Consultation on the strategy will run for the next four weeks. Feedback can be returned by email to