Unreported Crime

Police force failing to record thousands of crimes

West Midlands Police is not recording at least 38,800 reports of crime each year

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C-store’s satisfied with local policing

Shoplifting incidents up 10% as police numbers fall

20 Jul 2017 | By Robin Mannering

The number of recorded shoplifting incidents increased by 10% in the year to March 2017, new figures from the Office for National Statistics reveal.

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Retailer hails police and staff's response to knife threat

12 Jun 2017 | By Andrew Don

Leamington Spa One Stop franchisee Sunder Sandher has hailed Warwickshire Police for its “fantastic” response when staff were allegedly threatened at knifepoint.

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Incidents of shoplifting up 8%, according to ONS figures

27 Apr 2017 | By Simon Banks

The number of recorded shoplifting incidents in England and Wales has jumped by 8%, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

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Gang jailed for blowing up ATMs across UK

24 Apr 2017 | By Robin Mannering

Seven men have been handed jail sentences for blowing up ATMs at stores across the UK and stealing hundreds of thousands of pounds.

ID

Thousands of c-store staff abused daily for requesting ID

29 Mar 2017 | By Robin Mannering

New research suggests that almost 6,000 convenience store workers experience verbal or physical abuse on a daily basis as a result of asking customers for ID to purchase age-restricted products.

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Crimestoppers and ACS renew partnership

17 Mar 2017 Updated: 17 Mar 2017 | By Andrew Don

Crimestoppers has renewed its seven-year partnership with the Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) in a bid to confront the estimated £232m annual cost of offences to the sector.

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ACS reveals £232m cost of crime against c-stores

10 Mar 2017 | By Simon Banks

Crime against convenience retailers cost the sector an estimated £232m, which equates to £4,600 per store, according to the (ACS) Association of Convenience Store’s Crime Report 2017.

New posters will appear imminently carrying the message: “Have you noticed anything’s missing?”

Imperial Tobacco and FWD launch anti illicit trade campaign

06 Mar 2017 | By Simon Banks

Imperial Tobacco and the Federation of Wholesale Distributors (FWD) have joined forces to combat illicit trade with a new wholesale-focused instalment to the ‘Suspect it? Report it!’ Campaign. 

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Retailers unite with authorities to target UK forecourt theft

22 Feb 2017 | By Andrew Don

Convenience stores are targeting fuel theft on the UK’s forecourts in a joint assault with the Home Office, police and the wider fuel industry.

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SGF calls for new approach to tackle Scottish "crime wave"

16 Feb 2017 | By Andrew Don

The Scottish Grocers Federation (SGF) is exploring a new legislative approach to tackling violent crime against shop staff after it reported that a quarter of convenience stores regularly experience physical and verbal abuse

Courts

Under Age Sales leads push for stricter sentencing powers

02 Feb 2017 | By Robin Mannering

Under Age Sales is working in partnership with USDAW and the National Federation of Retail Newsagents (NFRN) to lobby Parliament this year on introducing tougher sentences for those who commit violence against retailers after being asked for identification.

Shop theft climbs to highest volume since 2003

Shop theft climbs to highest volume since 2003

25 Jan 2017 | By Simon Banks

Shop theft has increased annually by 5% according to the Office for National Statistics, the highest volume since the introduction of the National Crime Recording Standard in 2003. 

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Multiple ambition

11 Sep 2017 | By Donna Mullan

A second store is a huge commitment, but has by no means put us off adding to our retail site portfolio, writes Northern Ireland retailer Donna Mullan.

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