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Businesses urged to work with police to safeguard against criminal victimisation

Published:Wednesday | February 8, 2017 | 2:27 PM
ACP Chambers urged businesses to take the necessary precautions, with the support of the police, to protect themselves from becoming victims to criminals.

Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Clifford Chambers, is encouraging business owners to work with the security forces to safeguard their operations from criminal victimisation.

Speaking at a Small Business Association of Jamaica Biz Social recently, ACP Chambers disclosed that a recent study showed that 65 per cent of 400 firms sampled reported that they had experienced one or more forms of criminal victimisation.

He said the study showed that 33 per cent of businesses were violently victimised, 52 per cent suffered various forms of theft, 50 per cent experienced fraud and seven per cent other forms of criminal victimisation.

ACP Chambers urged businesses to take the necessary precautions, with the support of the police, to protect themselves from becoming victims to criminals.