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Small shop crime survey

by Mark Rowe

The trade body for local shops, the Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) is calling on retailers to share their experiences of retail crime over the last 12 months as part of their Crime Survey 2015.

That asks retailers to outline the number of incidents of crime in their store, including shop theft, robberies and anti-social behavioural incidents. The survey also looks into the causes of these crimes and what measures retailers have in place to prevent crime from happening in their stores.

ACS Chief Executive James Lowman said: “I urge retailers to respond to the survey – the evidence we gather is fundamental to informing our policy in the coming year and also provides key evidence for our Crime Report. The Report in 2014 was a great success – it was launched by the Home Office’s Crime Prevention Minister and has been sent to every police and crime commissioner in the UK. We want to build on the report’s success further in 2015 with your help by completing our short survey”.

The survey can be found here: The deadline for responses is 9th January 2015.

The results will feature in ACS’ Crime Report 2015, launched at the ACS Crime Seminar on March 5:

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