14 Feb 2024

Shoplifting at record high, abuse against shop workers up 50 per cent

News Correspondent

Abuse and violence against shop workers has risen by 50 percent to a staggering 1,300 incidents a day – according to a survey by the British Retail Consortium.

These range from racial abuse and sexual harassment to physical assault and threats with weapons. Shoplifting has also shot up to its highest on record. Retailers say the government’s response has been “woefully inadequate”.