Heritage Crime

Clifford's Tower, York, damaged by graffiti

If you are concerned about crime or anti-social behaviour affecting historic buildings and sites in England, whether generally or in relation to a particular place, the sections below will help you to find more information on what is being done to tackle the problem and what action you can take yourself.

To report a crime that is taking place and which may be damaging a historic building or site, phone the police immediately on 999.

Report a Crime

Has an incident of crime or anti social behaviour recently taken place? Find out how to report a heritage crime. 

How to report a crime

News & Results

Since launching the heritage crime initiative, lots of positive steps have been taken to deal with the problem.

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Find out how to join this voluntary national network which tackles heritage crime.

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What is Heritage Crime?

Find out about heritage crime, how big the problem is, what is being done about it and pro-active local measures.

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Research into Heritage Crime

Research into the prevalence of heritage crime reveals the extent of the problem. 

Research on heritage crime