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NCJ Number: 169886 Find in a Library
Title: Preventing Robbery - A Guide for Retailers
Corporate Author: Great Britain Home Office
Communication Directorate
United Kingdom
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 16
Sponsoring Agency: Great Britain Home Office
London, SW1H 9AT, England
Sale Source: Great Britain Home Office
Communication Directorate
Room 151, 50 Queen Anne's Gate
London, SW1H 9AT,
United Kingdom
Type: Citizen Involvement Material
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This booklet provides information about crimes committed against retailers and offers practical advice about what retailers can do to deter and prevent robberies on their premises.
Abstract: Crime statistics for England and Wales indicated the number of robberies, including those committed against retailers, totaled 57,845 in 1993. There were 6 robberies for every 100 retail premises and about 14,400 robberies of retailers. The average loss was about 1,287 pounds per incident. Most robberies took place in metropolitan areas; more than 4 of 10 robberies occurred in London's Metropolitan Police District, and London retail outlets accounted for 45 percent of all commercial robberies. Police forces are becoming increasingly concerned about the frequency of robberies committed against the same retailers. Retail robberies are categorized as violent till snatches, organized robberies, and attacks on cash in transit. To deter robbery, retailers should train staff in reporting suspicious circumstances, handling cash, limiting the impact of a robbery, and using a checksheet and should remove the target (cash and stock). Specific measures should be implemented to make it more difficult for the robber, most of which focus on protecting cash. 4 references and 2 figures
Main Term(s): Crime prevention measures
Index Term(s): Business crime costs; Crime in foreign countries; England; Foreign crime prevention; Retail business crimes; Retail business security; Robbery; Theft offenses; Wales
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