Christmas Business Crime
The holiday period can unfortunately often be the worst for business crime, with an average of 450 burglaries, 65 robberies 1000 thefts committed every day during this time. Some of the worst affected areas were West Yorkshire, closely followed by the West Midlands. In this article, we will be uncovering why crimes increase over Christmas and how you can keep your business protected during the holiday season.
Why Does Crime Increase Over Christmas?
There are many reasons why crime may increase over Christmas. Each case is separate and unique, there are some factors that are more common causes of crime over the Christmas period. Some of these factors are:
- Increased Alcohol And Drug Consumption
- Financial Strain And Pressure
Crimes Business Owners Should Look Out For At Christmas
There are many Christmas crimes that take place and business owners should be wary of them. Below, we have listed the most common crimes that take place during the holiday season.
- Retail Crimes
- Employee Crime
- Violent Crimes
- Cyber Fraud
- Supply And Warehouse Fraud
Most Stolen Products At Christmas
Due to crimes such as Christmas theft and robberies, there are many stolen items. The top 4 stolen items during Christmas are:
- Electronic Devices
- Computer Games
Ways To Protect Your Business At Christmas
It is always important to make sure your business is protected no matter what season. However, as Christmas can be a busier time for crime it is extremely important that business owners take extra care. Below, we have listed some safety tips suggesting how you can keep your company safe during the Christmas season.
Have A Good, Reliable Security Service In Place
When you are protecting your business during this time it is important that you use a reliable security company that has efficient security guards. Hiring a good security company to protect your business will help to add an extra layer of protection to your company.
Here at Region Security Guarding, we offer a variety of security services such as retail security, warehouse security, construction security, and mobile patrol security.
Meet Customers / Clients At The Entrance
By having someone at the entrance, particularly security personnel, to greet customers as they walk in, it can very quickly put off criminals from attempting to commit crimes on the premises. This is because it lets them know that the staff are paying attention to them, and will probably catch them if they try and do anything illegal.
This technique can be used if you are experiencing crime already. By keeping track of the times, dates, and locations of where crime is taking place, patterns may begin to form. This can allow you to organise a new security plan to make sure that there is more surveillance in the areas most affected or perhaps during the times they are most likely to occur.
Have Multiple People On The Premises
Thieves often will target places if there is only one person working within them. By having more staff working together, or by having a trained security guard on the premises, criminals will be far less likely to attempt to commit a crime.
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