Reasons for unreported assault and threats on premises in England and Wales 2014

This survey shows the reasons businesses gave for not reporting assaults and threats experienced on their premises to the police in England and Wales in 2012-2014. Of respondents, 34 percent said they dealt with the incident themselves without the need for police involvement.

Reasons for businesses not reporting assaults and threats to the police in England and Wales in 2012-2014*

Share of respondents
Trivial/no loss38%
Private/dealt with ourselves34%
Lack of police engagement20%
Common occurrence 8%
Police came3%
Inconvenient to report 2%
Fear of reprisal 1%
Reported to other authorities 1%
Lack of evidence 0%
Other6%
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Source

Release date

2015

Region

United Kingdom (England, Wales)

Survey time period

2012 to 2014

Number of respondents

435 respondents

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

* Data is based on responses from across 6 industry sectors: agriculture, forestry and fishing, wholesale and retail trade, accommodation and food services activities, arts, entertainment and recreation, manufacturing and transportation and storage industry sectors. Data for manufacturing and transportation and storage sectors was collected in 2012 and data for "Arts, entertainment and recreation" was collected in 2013.

Definitions:

'Lack of police engagement' as defined by the source includes "police could not have done anything; police have not done anything in the past; police would not be interested; and tried to/was unable to contact police."
'Police came' as defined by the source includes "police came automatically/responded to an alarm; and someone else reported the incident"
'Other' as defined by the source includes "it's not a crime/it's just something that happens; legal system not able to deal with this type of incident; there was no insurance requirement; would increase insurance cost; crime was committed in another country; realised too late after the incident/too long had passed; recovered/retrieved/returned goods/money; fear of negative publicity/impact on reputation of business; didn't want to report it to the police; thought it was our own fault; didn’t give this a thought/know we could/had to report it; still investigating/looking into this; don't know/can't remember; and other."

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