Crime at the intersection of rail and retail

Newton, A. ORCID: 0000-0002-2491-8401, 2018. Crime at the intersection of rail and retail. In: R. Armitage and V. Ceccato, eds., Retail crime: international evidence and prevention. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 271-295. ISBN 9783319730646

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This chapter examines shoplifting at rail station shops over a 12 month period in England and Wales. Key findings were: shoplifting is concentrated at particular stations; the top 20 stations account for 85% of shoplifting. Clear temporal patterns were evident; shoplifting was higher on weekdays and during holidays with higher levels of travel; shoplifting is lower when there is a reduced rail service. There was no clear relationship between shoplifting rates outside of a station at shops nearby, and shoplifting within a rail station. It is suggested a correlation may occur for medium and smaller size stations. Large stations may attract offenders in their own right without other shops being nearby. The similarities observed between shoplifting patterns at rail stations and those at non-rail station shops suggest the learning from successful crime prevention measures applied outside of the rail environment could successfully transferred to rail stations.

Item Type: Chapter in book
Creators: Newton, A.
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Place of Publication: Cham
Date: 2018
ISBN: 9783319730646
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 06 Aug 2020 09:42
Last Modified: 31 May 2021 15:17

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