Preventing Retail Crime at Christmas

The Irish Small and Medium Enterprise Association I.S.M.E., report that the direct shoplifting cost to retailers in 2014 will be in excess of €230m, of which €51m will occur at Christmas alone. It is estimated that shoplifting alone adds up to 3% to the price of products.

An Garda Síochána, through it’s Theft from Shop Strategy encourages retailers to adopt and promote shoplifting crime prevention measures.

Please see the attached advice from your local Garda Crime Prevention Officer.