13 Mar 2023

National Party says retail crime skyrocketing

From Morning Report, 6:14 am on 13 March 2023

New data released by National shows retail crime is up by almost 40 percent compared with 2022. 

There is now an average of 292 retail crimes recorded each day. 

Police say the data is skewed, partly because new systems make it easier to report low-level crime. 

National Party police spokesperson Mark Mitchell spoke to Jane Patterson.