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Stores and Restaurants Confront Rising Crime
According to recent news reports, grocery stores, restaurants and retail outlets are making operational changes in response to rising incidents of crime on the premises. Fearing harm to employees and patrons, the businesses are increasing security, adjusting hours, and even closing stores in high-crime locations.
Some examples cited in the reports:
- Starbucks, putting out a call for local government to do more to fight crime and help with mental illness issues, announced the closing of 16 locations due to safety issues related to drug use, with more closings anticipated.
- The restaurant chain Noodles is training employees on how to respond to an increase in drug activity in their customer bathrooms.
- The Kroger supermarket chain has seen an increase in organized theft.
The article also cited a recent survey saying 44% of adults are more fearful to go out in public due to violent crime.
Have you or someone you love been a victim of crime at a restaurant, parking lot, or other retail establishment? Why not contact us to discuss what happened and see if an experienced Philadelphia negligent security attorney can help?