Effectively reducing crime in betting shops
Responding to a parliamentary question on safety in betting shops, the Association of British Bookmakers has clarified the work of the Safe Bet Alliance.
The Safe Bet Alliance, which sets out a series of guidelines to reduce crime in high street betting shops, has received awards and been endorsed by the Association of Chief Police Officers as an initiative which has “proved to be not only an effective tool for reducing violent crime, but also a clear example of best practice for partnership working.”
The guidance was developed with Community Union, the police and the Institute of Conflict Management and recent crime statistics setting out how betting shops now have fewer crimes than other high street retailers shows the impact the SBA has had.
We are also working closely with police forces across the UK on crime-fighting initiatives, including our recent “Robbery – Odds On You’ll Get Caught” campaign with Merseyside Police and Greater Manchester Police.