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5.6 million incidents of shop theft recorded in UK stores

5.6 million incidents of shop theft recorded in UK stores

The UK’s local shops recorded a shocking 5.6million incidents of shop theft over the last year, smashing the previous record of 1.1m incidents recorded in the 2023 Crime Report.

The report also found that retailers spent £339m over the last year in crime prevention such as CCTV, security staff, intruder alarms and communication systems. The ACS estimates that the cost of crime - and the cost of investing in fighting crime - results in a 10p ‘crime tax’ on every transaction that takes place in every UK store, which is up from 6p in 2023.

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Source:
https://www.acs.org.uk/news/shop-theft-record-smashed-local-shops-face-retail-crime-crisis

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