BMG Research has been providing support to police forces, police authorities, crime and disorder reduction programmes and regeneration and renewal programmes for over 10 years, enabling them to use effective research and consultation to help them make informed policy responses to complex crime and disorder issues.
Our work is increasingly cross cutting, based on the knowledge that crime and disorder doesn’t sit in isolation from other issues, but can be co-located in areas such as poor housing, education, access to employment, poor health and the environment.
Increasingly the police are in need of reliable, independently gathered community intelligence and data to enable them to respond to highly complex challenges. It is here that BMG research, through teams of highly skilled researchers and analysts, can help to establish a better understanding of community concerns in respect of neighbourhood tensions, particular types of crime, disputes or 'turf wars'.
Some examples of research projects include:
- Research with police forces to help determine policing priorities, and public attitudes and perceptions of crime
- Evaluations of NDC Crime Themes, including the impact of police secondment arrangements and evaluations of projects to assess the effectiveness of targeting drugs and firearms crime
- Analysis of the use of Civil injunctions served on prolific offenders operating in known criminal gangs to reduce the incidence of crime
- Working in conjunction with community networks to capture the views of very hard to reach groups regarding hate crime
- Comprehensive Crime Audits undertaken on behalf of a range of Crime & Disorder Reduction Partnerships to help inform locally identified policing priorities
- Studies on behalf of local authorities to address issues of extremism and young people