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Blackburn EDZ BID Company Ltd
Newground, 193 Bolton Road,
Blackburn, Lancashire BB2 3GE
Tel: 01254 669058 Fax: 01254 682288

Crime Reduction

Crime Reduction

We have compared ‘all crime’, ‘acquisitive crime’ and ‘anti-social behaviour’ figures released by the Police for the period 1/4/2015-31/3/2016 compared to 1/4/2016-31/3/2017. The figures below clearly show that crime and Anti Social Behaviour are falling within the Business Improvement District when compared against the rest of Blackburn:


All crime


Acquisitive crime

All Blackburn




EDZ BID area




 percentage change in levels of crime 2015/16 -2016/17

Crime Updates

The BID will work with Lancashire Constabulary to provide regular email updates to businesses regarding incidents, potential crime or security threats.

Unless a co-ordinated approach to tackling crime is maintained and developed theft and other crimes will continue to affect the image of the park among customers and other visitors; values of properties and rental values, as well as potentially leading to increased insurance premiums for all businesses on the park.

Benefits will include:

  • A deterrent against theft, arson, vandalism, damage to property and fly tipping.
  • A source of ‘live’ intelligence for the Police.
  • Improved detection rates.
  • Improved safety for staff and customers.

Key Performance Indicator

Baseline prior to BID


Current Baseline


Number of reported crimes

201 in 2006/07

81 in 2010/11

63 in 2016/17

55 in 2021/22

(information source: police criminal statistics)