Violence and abuse towards retailers as they face 455 assaults and abuse every day across the UK

Violence and theft against retailers, their security and members of the General Public in 2020 and 2021 are at epidemic levels, leaving retailers frustrated and frightened in performing their day to day duties serving the General Public.

In the UK an average of 455 retail staff are assaulted or subjected to abuse every single day.

Retail crime is costing retailers increasing amounts of money every year, amounting to a total of £2.2 billion in the UK alone. This amount includes money directly lost through crime, along with what retailers are spending on loss prevention in the last year, much of this cost is recovered by increasing the price of the goods we buy.