Although crime as a whole in the UK has dropped in recent months, it is never an excuse not to be prepared, crime will always occur. Anti-social behaviour has been pinpointed as the most common offence within the UK and one of the only that is still on the rise. The crime rate of anti-social behaviour has rocketed from 164,359 offences in December 2011 to 229,601 offences recorded recently in August this year. Anti-social behaviour is a crime and a threat to anybody, anywhere. This is why a witness protection bodyguard can be needed.

Why protection is important

Robbery is another offence at a high number in the UK, however the most worrying fact about this is, and it is the most consistent crime out of them all. Robbery rates have never been below 5 thousand recorded occurrences for over a year. Security is essential when wanting to protect prized possessions and belongings. Other crimes such as theft and violent crime are close second and third most common crime to take place in the UK behind Anti-social behaviour in the past 2 years. Theft peaked back in March this year at a whopping estimate of 63,000 and violent crime at 58,000 in October 2011. Theft and violent crime can unfortunately occur within your own home. Because of this people such as politicians and celebrities have had panic room installation; however, many more corporations are now beginning to install panic rooms to store important possessions or even protecting key personnel from disgruntled employees. Whatever the reason for fitting a panic room, companies such as Sec Tech UK will ensure that it is fitted professionally and fit around your needs to ultimately protect what you love. In terms on violent crime, which as previously mentioned is one of the most common of crimes in the UK, security guards are often trained in first aid and CPR.

Types of security guards

For all the different possible crimes, there are different types of security guards. “In House” guards are often employed by the company or organisation that they are currently located in and protect. This for example covers shopping centres, stores and casinos etc. This security guard would usually cover offences such as theft and robbery. “Contract” guards work with a private security company that will often protect various areas, where ever the guard is needed, and the guard is mobile. “Public” guards are similar to contracted guards however, usually work for government or public purposes. These guards are seen protecting events in public and are often armed. “Para police” are more extreme guards. These are aggressive firms that routinely engage in criminal investigation and arrests.