Business-related crimes on the increase

Malicious damage to UK businesses increased by 40 per cent in the second
quarter of this year, accounting for half of all crime-related insurance
claims.

A report by insurance firm Axa analysed the trends of crimes committed
against British businesses from 900,000 insurance claims made over the past 12
months.

It shows that more than 400,000 UK businesses were victims of malicious
damage, such as broken windows and graffiti.

After analysing the results of the report, Axa fears that angry workers are
committing crimes against their employers.

Cardiff had the highest percentage of crime-related claims in the UK, with
30 per cent of insurance claims made on the grounds of crime. London had the
smallest percentage of claims.

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