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Retail crime cut by 14%

Author: Matthew Grimley/14 September 2016/Categories: Case Studies, Asset and Property Marking

A recent publication from the BRC (British Retail Consortium) stated that the direct cost of crime to retailers was £603m in 2013-2014. This represents an 18 per cent increase on figures recorded in 2012 -13 and the highest level of theft recorded for 10 years (

A lack of traceable evidence linking shoplifters and internal thieves to their crime traditionally hampered retailers and the police in their ability to arrest and prosecute offenders. This has perpetuated the problem by incentivising thieves to continue stealing. With police resources increasingly focused elsewhere, the threat to retailers has never been higher.

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