Posted on: 22 May 2019
How does crime affect UK convenience stores
The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has released some statistics on how crime has affected convenience stores in the UK over the last year.
Take a look below at some of the statistics and facts from 2018.
Convenience Store Crime in 2018 infographic
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ACS Crime Report 2019 summary
Cost of crime to convenience stores
In 2018, crime cost convenience stores in the UK £246 million, which works out at £5,308 per store.
Biggest safety concerns
The biggest safety concerns for convenience stores were:
- Violence against staff
- Theft by customers and robberies
- Verbal abuse against staff
- Anti-social behaviour
Shop spending on security
On average, each store in the UK spends £4,080 on security, with the top investments being CCTV, external security (such as security guards) and cash storage units.
The most targeted items in convenience stores were alcohol, meat and confectionery.
Retail insurance with Premierline
Premierline is a connect supplier to the Association of Convenience Stores as a supplier of business insurance, and we understand that all retail businesses will have different insurance needs.
Whether you require grocers insurance, convenience store insurance, vape shop insurance or e-commerce business insurance, Premierline will assess your individual needs, and because we work with some of the UK’s most well-known business insurance companies we can compare shop insurance quotes. Get in touch to speak to one of our trained insurance experts.
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