Physical and verbal attacks on retail staff double

Source: on 2010-01-12 12:40:00

Incidents of abuse and violence against retail staff doubled last year, according to the British Retail Consortium's (BRC) retail crime survey.In 2009, at least 22,000 shopworkers suffered physical or verbal attacks, meaning around 20 in every 1000 workers were the victims of recorded incidents. The BRC says the actual figure is probably much higher as many problems go unreported.Four in five incidents involved verbal abuse or threats, with the number ...

Physical and verbal attacks on retail staff double - Read the full article at

Read more Health and Safety Headlines...