Retail crime expected to worsen in coming months
Retail crime levels are expected to significantly worsen in the coming months as the cost-of-living crisis continues to impact households in the Humberside Police force area.
According to figures issued by the force the rate of these types of crime increased after shops re-opened after the pandemic. Now, they are expected to rise again as the festive season approaches.
This comes as Humberside Police launches it’s new initiative to fight retail crime and keep shop workers safe.
Superintendent Paul French said: “As we now approach the sort of challenges associated with cost of living, it’s absolutely essential that we work, side by side with our businesses and retailers collectively to reduce risk of these type of offenses.
“But also, to hold to account those responsible, while providing a range of support to address underlying root causes that might be contributing to those crimes taking place.”