Prevention is key to reducing retail crime and we run tailored training programmes for our members highlighting the most active suspects along with current trends. Members also have access to educational material designed to help them recognise and prevent crime.
As a community interest company, education is integral to what we do. We provide workshops to the wider community, including educating the younger generation on the effects of crime, investing in their future.
Retail Crime is an industry and has a significant financial impact upon retail and the economy. It can also have a detrimental effect on staff and customers. Businesses that invest in crime reduction measures and education to prevent crime will help create an environment where staff feel supported, businesses thrive and customers return. For RAC members, there are proven results clearly demonstrating that "RAC works".
Who is involved?
We share information with over 1500 retail businesses including national retailers, independent retailers, shopping centres, retail parks and link into local authorities and BIDs.
We work alongside our area’s four police forces: Police Scotland, Police Service of Northern Ireland, Cumbria Constabulary and Greater Manchester Police linking into police intelligence units to tackle force wide and cross border criminality and with neighbourhood policing teams to disrupt activity at a local level.
We support and share information with retail crime partnerships throughout the UK including the National Association of Business Crime Partnerships (NABCP).