Heritage Crime Risk Assessment

This guidance note is aimed at heritage professionals, community groups and volunteers who have little or no experience of risk management and crime prevention. Its aim is to introduce a straightforward methodology that will help them to assess and quantify relative crime risks and to implement cost-effective measures to address those risks. This process is distinct from any assessment of risk undertaken for insurance purposes.


  1. Introduction
  2. Completing the risk assessment framework
  3. Quick reference summary: heritage buildings
  4. Quick reference summary: historic landscapes
  5. Quick reference summary: maritime heritage assets
  6. Heritage crime risk assessment framework

For more advice on heritage crime and preventative measures, see Historic England 2023 Heritage Crime Prevention.

Additional Information

  • Series: Guidance
  • Publication Status: Completed
  • Pages: 46
  • Product Code: HEAG308


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