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.

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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.

Shop theft

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.

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