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ACS chief executive James Lowman
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ACS urges retailers to report crime after police report fall

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has responded to new figures from the Office for National Statistics’ annual Crime Survey for England and Wales, reiterating calls on retailers to report incidents of shop theft when they occur.

ACS chief executive James Lowman
ACS chief executive James Lowman
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Shopworkers urged to report all abuse in new campaign

Shopworkers across England and Wales are being encouraged to report every incident of abuse when it occurs as part of a new campaign being launched today by the Home Office, retail businesses and retail membership organisations. 

Kevin Eastwood, executive director of BOSS
Kevin Eastwood, executive director of BOSS
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BOSS Forecourt Crime Index falls slightly in fourth quarter

Incidents of forecourt crime recorded by BOSS (British Oil Security Syndicate) fell by 4% during the final quarter (Q4) of 2018, according to the latest results from the BOSS Forecourt Crime Index.

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Drive-offs in East Lancashire up 50% over three years

Drive-offs from petrol filling stations in East Lancashire that have been reported to the police have risen by more than half over the past three years, new figures show.

ACS chief executive James Lowman
ACS chief executive James Lowman
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Retailers urged to report shop theft after claimed reduction

The Association of Convenience store (ACS) is urging retailers to report incidents of shop theft after latest crime statistics showed a decline.

ACS chief executive James Lowman
ACS chief executive James Lowman
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ACS welcomes Home Office commitments on retail crime

New commitments on tackling retail crime, announced by Home Office minister Victoria Atkins, have been welcomed by The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS).

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.

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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