East Midlands businesses to be quizzed on crime

Police authorities in the East Midlands are joining forces to try to find out how businesses are affected by crime.

Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire representatives will be sending out surveys to businesses.

Businesses will be asked about which areas of crime, such as fraud, burglary and anti-social behaviour, concern them the most.

The project is being supported by the East Midlands Business Crime Forum.

Steff Webber, chair of Nottinghamshire Police Authority's Community Engagement Committee said: "Crime against businesses not only cost financially but also have a damaging impact on economic growth and the future prosperity of local areas.

"This survey is just one way we hope to increase confidence among our business community, ensuring that businesses understand that their views are important and are being heard."

Jean Mountain, chair of the East Midlands Business Crime Forum, added the survey would help police authorities identify which areas needed greater support.

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