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Crime on forecourts rises by 13% in Q3 of 2018
Published:  19 December, 2018

A 13% rise in incidents of crime on Britain's retail forecourts has been revealed by the latest BOSS Forecourt Crime Index. Rising fuel prices during the quarter have pushed up the average initial loss per site, before any BOSS Payment Watch recovery, to £420 per site in Q3 2018 (Q2 2018: £346), an increase of 21.4%. During Q3 2018, the trend has been upward in all measured parameters, according to BOSS. Compared with 2018 Q2, fuel prices were up 3.6%, the number of No Means of Payment (NMOP) incidents reported to BOSS rose by 13%, the average volume taken rose by 3% and the total initial debt reported per site rose by 21.4%. The debt recovered in relation to the incidents reported in the quarter rose by 16%.