Reasons for unreported thefts by employees in England and Wales 2012-2014

Reasons for not reporting thefts by employees on business premises to the police in England and Wales in 2012-2014* (as a share of respondents)

Reasons for unreported thefts by employees in England and Wales 2012-2014 This survey shows the reasons businesses across six industry sectors gave for not reporting thefts by their employees to the police in England and Wales in 2012-2014. Of respondents, more than half at 52 percent said they dealt with the incident themselves without police involvement.
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Reasons for not reporting thefts by employees on business premises to the police in England and Wales in 2012-2014* (as a share of respondents)

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Share of respondents
Private/dealt with ourselves52%
Lack of police engagement20%
Lack of evidence 17%
Trival/no loss15%
Fear of reprisal 2%
Inconvenient to report 1%
Common occurrence 1%
Reported to other authorities 1%
Police came0%
Other8%
Share of respondents
Private/dealt with ourselves52%
Lack of police engagement20%
Lack of evidence 17%
Trival/no loss15%
Fear of reprisal 2%
Inconvenient to report 1%
Common occurrence 1%
Reported to other authorities 1%
Police came0%
Other8%
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This survey shows the reasons businesses across six industry sectors gave for not reporting thefts by their employees to the police in England and Wales in 2012-2014. Of respondents, more than half at 52 percent said they dealt with the incident themselves without police involvement.
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