Bedfordshire has seen a decrease in business thefts since 2015

13/08/2019

Despite a rise in business thefts across the UK, police authorities in Bedfordshire and Derbyshire have both seen a decrease in business thefts since 2015. Bedfordshire has seen such reports drop by 54%, while in Wiltshire the number of thefts has fallen by 48%, making the regions the safest regarding business security.

The figures have been released by Ebuyer, the UK’s largest independent tech retailer, following Freedom of Information requests being sent to police constabularies across the country. The study found that since 2015 there has been overall a 9% increase in the number of reported thefts affecting businesses across the UK.

The five constabularies which have seen the largest increases in business theft over the 3 year period from 2015 to 2018 are:

  • Cleveland Police (3,292%)
  • Dorset Police (1,757%)
  • Durham Police (1,640%)
  • Dyfed-Powys Police (704%)
  • Surrey Police (659%)

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