February 4, 2013

BRC RETAIL CRIME SURVEY 2012 

This year's survey is the most comprehensive since the survey began - attracting responses from 44 retailers, employing 1.4 million staff and representing 58 per cent of the retail sector by turnover. 

The cost of crime has risen significantly again this year, rising by 15.6 per cent, to an overall cost of £1.6 billion. 

The number of incidents has also risen in the majority of offences, with the exception of robbery, which has remained stable and violence against staff, which has reduced by 55 per cent when compared to the previous year. 

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