BRC calls for increased protection as shop worker abuse jumps 7%

In addition, the findings also showed that the total cost to retailers of crime and crime prevention was £2.5bn, an increase of 14% on the previous year

The BRC is continuing to push the government for a “statutory offence” for assaulting, threatening, or abusing retail workers, after staff report on average 455 incidents of violence and abuse each day.

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