Small businesses hit by crime wave

Chris Wheal
Bolt cutters opening padlocked gate
Bolt cutters opening padlocked gate

Almost one in four small businesses (24%) have been the victim of business-crime in the past two years, according to new research from Direct Line For Business.

The study of small business owners and sole traders, of which there are more than four and a half million in the UK, also revealed that the average insurance claim resulting from a business-crime was £2,500.