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Reports of retail crime nearly double in five years

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Publish Date
Wed, 3 Aug 2022, 11:35am
The aftermath of a recent ram raid burglary in Auckland. Photo / Hayden Woodward
The aftermath of a recent ram raid burglary in Auckland. Photo / Hayden Woodward

Reports of retail crime nearly double in five years

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 3 Aug 2022, 11:35am

Reports of retail crime, from shoplifting to vandalism and ram raids have almost doubled in five years.

Police statistics provided to the National Party last week show the monthly average of retail crime reported increased from just over four thousand in 2017 to just under eight thousand in the first half of this year.

On One News last night, a Hamilton businessman under siege from young offenders has a plea for the Government to take them off the streets for longer.

And in the New Zealand Herald, the owner of Te Puke & Rotorua Jewellers says in 15 years of business, he's had about 30 burglaries or attempted break-ins, and more than $80,000 worth of jewellery and watches stolen.

Aimee Hines is the Public Affairs Manager for Retail New Zealand and joined Kerre Woodham to discuss what retailers can do.

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