Robbery against Service Stations and Pharmacies: Recent Trends
Taylor, Natalie, Trends & Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice
This paper examines the vulnerability to robbery of service stations and pharmacies in Australia. Service stations are open for long hours, keep cash on the premises and have minimal staffing at night, all of which may be contributing factors for robbery. Pharmacies may be attractive targets because they stock drugs. Data in this paper on the prevalence of robbery in these two retail sectors are drawn from the Australian Bureau of Statistics and from a major national survey of crime against small business conducted by the Australian Institute of Criminology. The data show that since 1993 the proportion of all robberies occurring at service stations has risen substantially, while the …
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Publication information: Article title: Robbery against Service Stations and Pharmacies: Recent Trends. Contributors: Taylor, Natalie - Author. Journal title: Trends & Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice. Issue: 223 Publication date: April 2002. Page number: 1+. © Australian Institute of Criminology Sep 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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