Illegal off-roading damages the historic landscape of the Mendip Hills AONB
    • Illegal off-roading damages the historic landscape of the Mendip Hills AONB
      © Mendip Hills AONB Unit

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Tackling Heritage Crime

If you are concerned about crime or anti-social behaviour affecting historic sites and buildings in England, you can find out what we are doing to tackle the problem and how you can help.

  • What is Heritage Crime?

    Heritage crime is "any offence which harms the value of England’s heritage assets and their settings to this and future generations".

  • ARCH

    The Alliance to Reduce Crime against Heritage (ARCH) is a voluntary national network which takes forward initiatives to tackle heritage crime.

  • Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

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

  • Advice for Owners

    Find out what preventative measures you can take to protect your historic property against crime.

  • Community Groups

    Amenity or Civic Trusts and Societies have a valuable role to play in the fight against heritage crime and anti-social behaviour.

  • Local Authorities

    If a local authority is concerned about a crime affecting a heritage asset it should contact the police either immediately on 999.