Heritage Crime

If you're concerned about crime or anti-social behaviour affecting historic sites and buildings in England, find out here what we're doing to tackle the problem and how you can help.
  • Hastings Pier, Hastings, East Sussex

    Tackling Heritage Crime

    What is heritage crime and how big a problem is it? Find out how our Heritage Crime Programme works with partners to tackle crime.

  • Image of a bronze cannon recovered from a historic wreck.

    Report a Crime

    How to report a heritage crime and what happens next.

  • Image showing police officers and Historic England staff working on a heritage crime initiative.

    Preventing Heritage Crime

    Crime prevention needs people like you who are willing to monitor the condition of the historic places you care about in your area.

  • Scenes of Crime Officer gathering forensic evidence from a Roman site that has been attacked by illicit metal detectorists.

    Local Authorities Dealing with Heritage Crime

    This page provides information for organisations, particularly local authorities, who deal with heritage crime and the consequences of crime.

  • Damage at foot of wall


    Neighbourhood Policing, used to tackle local crime and anti-social behaviour, also provides a useful model for tackling heritage crime.

  • Drop Redoubt detail of embrasures

    Working with Partners

    A Memorandum of Understanding has been drawn up as part of a nationwide initiative to tackle heritage crime.

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