Did you know that retail crime, such as shoplifting, robbery and vandalism, costs Australian businesses up to $9 billion each year?

Retail crime costs us all. Every single incident erodes profitability for business, increases the cost of goods to consumers, endangers frontline staff while also wasting their time, and ultimately reduces the appeal of our retail precincts to customers.

But it’s estimated that less than 20% of retail crimes are reported to police.

The National Retail Association is helping retailers stay informed and involved through research, meetings and projects.

Hidden costs of crime case study

In order to better assist retailers, the National Retail Association has prepared the following case study on retail crime on Brisbane’s city retail precinct. The data was drawn from Queensland Police crime data, retailer contributions and further research.

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The NRA SafeCity Network

The NRA is seeking to bring together retailers, government, law enforcement agencies, and the public to create safer cities and vibrant retail precincts by launching the NRA SafeCity Network.

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Retail crime updates

Come along to the first NRA SafeCity Network Crime Update meetings. Hear about crime trends from the NRA and CrimeStoppers and share your experiences with other retailers.

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