The total cost of crime and crime prevention for retailers in 2018 surged by 12 per cent to £1.9 billion. According to the BRC’s latest Retail Crime Survey, the total cost comprised of £900 million in direct cost from retail crime while £1 billion was spent in efforts to prevent crime.
That total cost was equivalent to approximately 20 per cent of the estimated profits of the entire retail industry.
The direct costs of crime included a £700 million loss arising from customer theft, a 31 per cent rise on the previous year.
Metropolitan K9 Services have a team of loss prevention officers who are highly skilled and trained to Industry standards in Retail Security. After Full Risk Assessment Mk9 recommend the best solution for your store .
The most frequently committed crime in the UK is THEFT. For many businesses, it’s not just the threat of their livelihood that’s at stake, it’s also the threat of lives. While stealing has always been a common offence, since the recession shoplifting has increased dramatically as well as violence against store staff, with at least 22,000 retail workers suffering from attacks. But with Metropolitan K9 Services, the risk of theft is significantly lowered; with our retail security guards making it their business to protect your business.
With over 17 years’ experience in the retail security division, our expertise is unrivalled throughout the UK. Trained regularly, our security guards are experts when it comes to loss prevention – and can advise you on a variety of solutions relevant to you and your company’s needs.
Our Security officers provide a safe and secure shopping experience through regular store patrols.