Police and Crime Commissioners to tackle retail crime
The British Retail Consortium has published its latest crime survey.
The survey calls on Police and Crime Commissioners to work with their local retail sector to develop a business crime strategy. Business leaders argue there is a need for Police and Crime Commissioner support to be translated into clear priorities for action.
Tony Lloyd, Chairman of The APCC Board and Greater Manchester PCC, said:
“Last year the direct cost of retail crime was £511 million nationally. Local shop owners should receive proper support from the police and the new victims code recognises specifically that businesses can be victims of crime too and provides them with new levels of support.
The retail industry is the backbone of the British economy and we must do all we can to tackle theft, robbery and the rise of e-crime which is a constant worry for the sector. Police and Crime Commissioners are committed to do all they can to help the retail sector thrive.
We are working closely with local businesses to improve engagement with the police and set out clear priorities for action.”