Following the news about BRC Retail Crime Survey, Henry Rex, Programme Manager, Justice & Emergency Services at techUK commented below.

Henry Rex, Programme Manager, Justice & Emergency Services at techUK:

 henry-rex“According to the BRC’s annual Retail Crime Survey, 53% percent of retail fraud is now cyber-enabled. Alongside this emerging threat, there has been a shocking 40% increase in violence and abuse of retail staff. techUK encourages retail businesses large and small to explore how the latest developments in digital tech can help them prevent crime and protect staff.

In our recent paper, Digital Policing: The Future of Modern Crime Prevention, we highlight digital technologies that can make policing more efficient and efficient for victims of crime. For example, the adoption of online crime reporting tools, allowing the swift reporting of offenses and online submission of digital evidence, could dramatically speed up the time it takes to process cases and increase the likelihood of guilty pleas. This would go some way to address the fact that 56% of retailers surveyed believed police performance to be poor.

Business, police forces and the tech industry must work together to ensure that all parties have the skills, tools and knowledge to prevent and detect crime.”

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