Design and Technology Alliance

DACRC were commissioned by the Design and Technology Alliance to research and identify the opportunities for design to support small retailers in reducing crime affecting their businesses.

While crime overall had fallen during the previous decade, new types of crime were  emerging in 2009 as society changed and technology rapidly developed. New initiatives arose during the 2008 recession such as Business Crime Reduction Partnerships (BCRPs) with the aim of sharing intelligence between public / private enterprises.

DACRC researched these BCRPs to understand how they work with business and other partners to respond to some of the main challenges businesses were facing during the recession.

Infographic with the main heading Business Crime Territory and four smaller headings. National level, Regional/ Count Level, Local Level and Business Level. Under each heading are coloured circles and rectangles containing text or icons


Chloe Griffith
Centre Manager
+44 (0) 20 7514 8537

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Chryssi Tzanetou
Development Manager
+44 (0) 20 7514 8716

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Design Against Crime Research Lab,
Central Saint Martins,
1 Granary Square,