Malicious damage business claims up 40 per cent

Malicious
damage to British 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 trends of crimes committed against
British business from 900,000 insurance claims made in 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
analysis of the results, AXA fears that angry staff 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 there being made on the grounds of crime. London had the
smallest percentage of claims.

By Michael Millar

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