Christmas is rapidly approaching and this is the time of year that the shops are generally at their busiest. Christmas shopping is underway and the increase in the number of shoppers leads to an increase in shoplifting.
The British Retail Consortium (BRC) report released earlier this year noted an increase in retail crime across all types. Violence is a real issue, with an average of 115 attacks a day on retail employees over 12 months. And the increasing use of knives in these attacks is particularly worrying.