Abuse of retail workers almost doubles to 1,300 incidents a day

According to the BRC retailers are calling on the Government to introduce a standalone offence of assaulting, threatening, or abusing a retail worker

Violence and abuse against retail workers jumped almost 50% as the number of incidents rose to 1,300 per day in 2022/23 from almost 870 per day the year before, according to data from the British Retail Consortium.

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