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Is petrol station crime becoming a growing concern in the UK 2022?


Petrol station crime is a growing concern for many communities across the country. Criminals are targeting petrol stations due to the lack of security and easy access to cash, as well as the availability of combustible and flammable material.

According to statistics from the National Association of Convenience Stores, incidents of theft and burglary at fuel retailers increased more than 10 percent between 2016 and 2017. Petrol station owners are taking measures to protect themselves, their employees, and customers by using technology such as CCTV cameras, motion sensors and automatic locking systems. Additionally, they are encouraging customers to be alert and aware of the potential risks when visiting petrol stations.

However, criminals are becoming increasingly savvy and are using methods to avoid detection, such as false license plates and disguises. They are also taking advantage of petrol stations’ vulnerable locations near major highways and roads. It is important that we take steps to prevent petrol station crime before it happens. By creating a culture of security at petrol stations, we can deter criminals and keep our communities safe.

This includes installing security cameras and lighting, training employees to be alert, and providing resources for customers who may feel unsafe.  Additionally, local law enforcement agencies can help by increasing patrols in the area or launching public awareness campaigns. By working together, we can help keep petrol stations safe and secure.

For more information on how to keep your petrol station and forecourts secure, please get in touch with us here at Metro Security.

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