If your business was the victim of a crime and you told the police, you can make an Impact Statement for Business (ISB).
By making an ISB, you can describe how the crime has affected the business. Examples may include:
loss of custom
The court can use the ISB when deciding on a sentence for the offender.
Who can make an ISB
Any business or enterprise (including charities) can make an ISB.
Only one person from the business should make the statement. Usually, that will be the director, manager or owner. That person does not have to be a witness to the crime, but they may need to give evidence in court.
When to make an ISB
You can make an ISB when giving a witness statement to the police. Or you can do it later using our downloadable form.
You'll need to submit the ISB before any court hearing begins, or you'll lose the opportunity to make one.
Make an ISB
Download and complete our form.
We'll ask you for:
details of how the crime affected the business
the name of the police officer assisting you
a crime number
Once you've completed the form, please email or post it to your police contact.