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Co-op cuts ATM crime with Smartwater

A programme to splash the cash and criminals if ATMs come under attack is being rolled-out UK-wide after slashing crime by more than 90%.

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BOSS Forecourt Crime Index hits highest-ever reading

An index measuring the level of crime on forecourts has hit its highest ever reading, according to BOSS (British Oil Security Syndicate).

Money Talk: Forecourt crime is more than just drive-offs and no means of payment

Interesting to see that BOSS (the British Oil Security Syndicate) has launched a 'forecourt crime index' to help retailers gauge their own experience against a national benchmark. It's a good idea, and one not to be dismissed, however, the real limitation is that the index appears to relate specifically to drive-offs and NMoP (no means of payment) incidents as if they were the only elements of forecourt crime. Some with long experience in the industry might beg to differ. That's not to suggest that these two problems are insignificant. Assuming that the estimated £30m-a-year cost of these incidents is accurate, that works out at an average of around £3,500 per site nationally.

Shoplifting on the rise, says ONS

An 8% rise in recorded shoplifting incidents has been revealed in the latest figures released by The Office for National Statistics (ONS) for the year ending December 2016 in England and Wales.

Kevin Eastwood

BOSS launches forecourt crime index

BOSS, the British Oil Security Syndicate, has launched a new forecourt crime index to help retailers benchmark their performance against quantified national averages.

Kevin Eastwood: Executive director, BOSS

Any losses from forecourt crime are unacceptable. We fully understand the pressure this type of crime places on retailers, police and government agencies but by developing new and improved ways of working between police and retailers we will reduce losses and increase recovery rates.

Kevin Eastwood: executive director BOSS

Police forces across the country are under pressure and forecourt retailers have a responsibility to help the police to use their limited resources effectively.

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