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23 March 2016

Average business crime costs hit nearly £6000

FSB has today released new stats on business crime affecting small firms. The findings show that a third believe crime is increasing in their area, yet they are not reporting incidents to the police because they do not think it will result in anything being done.

The average cost of offline crime per business affected is now £5,898, while for cyber crime it is estimated at £2,976. Cyber crime is now more frequent than offline crime, business victims report on average, they had been a victim of cyber crime four times and non-cyber crimes three times.

With PCC elections due to be held on 5th May, we’re encouraging businesses to lobby PCC candidates to put combating business crime at the heart of their plans.

The full press release is available here.

FSB’s PCC manifesto is available here.

If you’re interested in lobbying your PCC candidates, get in touch with your Development Manager and they can assist.

See how FSB have campaigned on this issue

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