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Crime Survey 2019

ACS is calling on retailers to share their experiences of retail crime over the last 12 months as part of the annual ACS Crime Survey 2019.

The survey looks at the impact that crime is having retailers’ businesses, including the number of incidents they have experienced and how much crime has cost their business in the last 12 months. The survey also considers the causes of these crimes and the measures retailers have in place to prevent crime in their stores.

ACS chief executive James Lowman said: "Crime remains one of the biggest problems faced by the convenience sector and the cost of these incidents is not just financial, theft is one of the biggest triggers for violence and abuse against retailers.

“Not only does the crime survey help us build a picture of the extent of crime against the convenience sector so that we can put together the ACS Crime Report which launches in March but it also informs ACS’ policy work, helping us build a case to Government Ministers, MPs and Police and Crime Commissioners on why retail crime must be tacked

Which is why I urge every retailer to share their experiences of crime in their stores."

The survey can be found here: