Business crime prevention
This page contains information about actions business owners can take to reduce crime. It includes advice, details of programs the city offers, and where to go for more information.
What steps can you take?
As a business owner, there are a lot of actions you can take to prevent crime. With the help of the WA Police, we’ve compiled a series of fact sheets that will help you to protect your property, profits and staff.
Safety and security audit checklist (PDF, 1.2 MB)
Crime prevention through environmental design (PDF, 674KB)
Locks, lighting and layout (PDF, 676KB)
Dealing with violent or aggressive customers (PDF, 1.2 MB)
Cash handling (PDF, 676KB)
Shoplifting – reducing the risk (PDF, 1.2 MB)
Hold-ups – precautions (PDF, 1.7 MB)
Reducing graffiti and vandalism (PDF, 1.2 MB)
Responsible service of alcohol (PDF, 1.2 MB)
Offender description and form (PDF, 1.7 MB)
What extra support does the city offer?
Together with WA Police, we run a series of programs to support the above business crime prevention fact sheets.
The Business Beat program started in the western suburbs and was so successful that it has spread
around the state. The city’s community safety officer and a police officer visit businesses with hard copies of the fact sheets above and provide real, practical advice. We’ll try to get out to every business in the city over the course of a year, but we know that sometimes there are special concerns; to request a Business Beat visit, please contact the city.
Community safety education forums
We also run periodic community safety forums that are designed to teach you more about safety and crime prevention and to learn from you what your concerns are. For more information, or to suggest a topic, please contact the city.
Please see the links below for more information on:
Emergency and crime safety
Other crime and safety matters