New initiative making shopping safer for everyone in Launceston Central City.

Crime Stoppers Tasmania is partnering with City of Launceston, Cityprom and the Launceston Chamber of Commerce to encourage a safe and positive shopping experience across Launceston in the lead up to the Christmas shopping season.

With Christmas usually leading to an increase in people shopping and moving around the city, the perceived pressure of the season can also result in increased incidence of shop stealing, anti-social behaviour and abuse of retail staff. 

Statistics from the National Retail Association indicate that retail crime, such as shoplifting, robbery and vandalism, costs Australian businesses up to $9 billion each year, yet it is estimated less than 20% of retail crimes are reported to police. Together we need to ensure that we don't walk by crime, and report anything we may hear or see to Crime Stoppers Tasmania. Read more about the initiative here

Toolbox for businesses:

A shop safe toolbox has been put together to assist all our members to deal with and report any crime, abuse and anti-social behaviour. These resources can be downloaded here

Report any crime, abuse or anti-social behaviour to Crime Stoppers Tasmania

1800 333 000

Retail crime costs us all. Every single incident erodes profitability for businesses, increases the cost of goods to consumers, endangers frontline staff while also wasting their time, and ultimately reduces the appeal of our retail precincts to customers - Crime Stoppers Tasmania.