Retailers say yob culture is the biggest reason for crime in today’s society, according to a new survey.

Insurance firm AXA polled 913 managers from industries including retail, manufacturing and IT, and found that yob culture, drugs and binge drinking were blamed as the three main reasons for crime. Some 34% of retail respondents put yob culture top.

Businesses in the north of England were most worried about yob culture at 34%, followed by the Midlands and Wales at 29%. Overall, 53% blamed yob culture, 44% drugs, and 31% binge drinking.