Violence against shopkeepers

Other Names:
Store attacks
Violent raids on small shops

A survey of 92 shopkeepers in London found a quarter had been victims of robbery or attempted robbery in the past year -- two having had four separate raids. In the Midlands of England, 17% of 70 shopkeepers had faced violence, usually involving knives, and a third had been vandalized. Nearly a quarter of the owners or staff running newsagents, off-licences, grocery stores and small supermarkets in both areas had suffered racial abuse. Four percent of the shopkeepers were assaulted and many suffered psychological trauma. The high turnover of shopkeepers made it difficult for the police to deliver crime prevention advice.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST