Government Crowded Place Consultation


This page provides information on the background to Security linked to crowded places. The expression 'crowded places' is used to describe much of our communities from the shopping centre to the cinema, anywhere where people gather. 
Crowded places remain an attractive target for terrorists who have demonstrated that they are likely to target places which are easily accessible, regularly available and which offer the prospect for an impact beyond the loss of life alone (for example serious disruption, or a particular economic/political impact).
The Government wants to ensure that the right levels of counter-terrorism protective security are in place that are proportionate to the risk so that if a terrorist attack does take place any loss of life or serious injury is minimised.
Crowded Places Consultation response