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NCJ Number: 120030 Find in a Library
Title: Prevention of Robbery at Building Society Branches
Author(s): C Austin
Corporate Author: Great Britain Home Office
Crime Prevention Unit
United Kingdom
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 18
Sponsoring Agency: Great Britain Home Office
London, SW1H 9AT, England
Type: Survey
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This paper examines the nature and extent of robberies at British building society branches, assesses the effectiveness of features adopted to reduce robbery, and discusses how robberies at building society branches might be prevented.
Abstract: Building society branches are financial institutions where residents of Great Britain deposit their savings. In 1986, 148 building societies in the United Kingdom operated 7,000 branches. Data for the study included successful and attempted robberies and burglaries for 5,236 of the 7,000 branches. While the majority of the branches were well-protected from attack by robbers or burglars, the most secure branches were fortified with bullet-proof security screens, kept members of the public out of the banking hall, and employed staff trained to walk away from counters. Specific advice is provided to improve security in the branches. A checklist to reduce the offenders' sense of control is provided, along with security strategies for management. 10 footnotes.
Main Term(s): Bank internal security
Index Term(s): Bank personnel security training; England; Financial institutions
Note: Crime prevention Unit Paper 14
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