About The Scheme
The Safer Parking Scheme is a national standard for UK car parks that have low crime and measures in place to ensure the safety of people and vehicles. Each car park undergoes a rigorous assessment by specially trained police assessors and a Park Mark is awarded to each car park that achieves the challenging standards.
The Safer Parking Scheme is managed by the BPA on behalf of Police Crime Prevention Initiatives Ltd, a subsidiary of the Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC).
Vehicle and vehicle related crime has been falling since its peak in the mid 1990s. The targeted approach that the Safer Parking Scheme employs ensures that incidents remain low to zero. Since the Scheme began, the proportion of vehicle crime occuring in public car parks has fallen compared with parking in other public spaces:
There are various schemes each with a different focus, tailored assessments and different requirements: