Volume Crime

Victoria is now one of the safest areas in the City of Westminster. Reported crime rates in Victoria have followed a downward trend including statistically high types of crime in the area. The work of the Victoria BID Safe and Secure team has contributed to this.

Police regularly patrol Victoria

Broad reach across the community

  • 180 local businesses are part of Victoria Radio Link connected each other and to the local Metropolitan Police Service and British Transport Police.
  • 48,500 crime prevention and safety items distributed locally.
  • There has been a 36% reduction in rough sleeping in Victoria.
  • The BID is developing new crime-reporting tools.

Radio Link

The Victoria BID has installed a 24/7 digital radio system  allowing 180 radio users to share timely intelligence and connect with local police services fast. Victoria Radio Link brings together businesses, police and CCTV to create a security network allowing business members to share information over a secure radio channel.

Facewatch

A BID ‘first’, Facewatch enables businesses, public and police to tackle low-level crime by sharing images aimed at crime prevention and capturing digital evidence.

Body cameras

Victoria BID has set a ‘first’ in rolling out the use of 28 body-worn cameras worn by  police. The devices are credit card-sized and fit neatly onto outer clothing. This benefits proof of evidence collection and protects officers.

Westminster South Licensed Premises Group

Eighty businesses in Westminster South  share information at the BID’s quarterly forum to reduce crime and building a working partnership between alcohol licence holders and enforcement agencies.

Enforcement operations

Multi-agency initiatives bring together enforcement agencies to reduce crime and improve community confidence. Operations range from high-profile enforcement events to covert serious organised crime initiatives which leave no stone unturned in Victoria. Victoria BID  funds professional specialist equipment and technology.

Crime prevention workshops

We support local policing services offering bespoke business crime prevention and safety workshops to combat seasonal crime.

Rough-Sleeping Group

Victoria BID has established a group of operational law enforcement officers and outreach partners who meet on a fortnightly basis to ensure efficient allocation of resources to homelessness and anti-social behaviour issues.

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