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The extent of crimes in pharmacies across the UK

The extent of crimes in pharmacies across the UK

A C+D investigation has exclusively revealed the extent and severity of crimes that pharmacists and their staff are facing across the UK.

Using crime data from 2016, obtained through freedom-of-information (FoI) requests to all 45 of the UK’s police authorities, C+D has been able to create an interactive map for readers to see the level and nature of crimes in pharmacies in their own area.

These crimes not only include shoplifting – of which pharmacies in West Yorkshire alone suffered 1,096 incidents last year – but burglaries, robberies, and even – in some cases – arson.

Ten police forces – including Police Scotland, the Metropolitan Police, and Thames Valley – did not provide data to C+D, claiming that extracting

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