Tackling Crime


Business Crime can be simply defined as 'crimes against businesses' or 'any crime that affects the operation of a business'.

Types of Crime

In this website types of business crime are categorised under the following sub-headings:

  • anti-social behaviour
  • business continuity
  • commodity crimes
  • fraud
  • intellectual property crime
  • property crimes

Under each section you will find how various types of crime can impact your business and learn how to protect yourself from them.

Anti-Social Behaviour

Anti-social behaviour covers a broad spectrum of crimes defined as any aggressive, intimidating or destructive activity that damages or destroys another person’s quality of life.

Business Continuity

You will want your business to return to normal as quickly as possible after a serious disruption. This is known as maintaining business continuity.

Commodity Crimes

Commodity crime relates to the theft or damage to goods and materials. A commodity generally relates to a raw material or a primary agricultural product that can be bought and sold.


Businesses will forever have to contend with threat of fraud. Whether they are being sold fraudulent goods or having their money and identity stolen by a criminal getting hold of their bank details in a fraudulent way, vigilance is needed at all times.

Intellectual Property Crime

Intellectual Property (IP) crime can be big business; for many organised criminals, IP crime can be hugely profitable for only a small investment. 

Property Crimes

Businesses across Wales have property that ranges from small farms to large department stores and building sites to big offices. Property crime is a category of crime that includes burglary, arson, motor vehicle theft and vandalism at the property or the wider working environment.