Retailers Against Crime is a retail crime partnership, established in 1997 to detect and deter crime including acts of violence. RAC does this by circulating information on local and travelling suspects to our members, crime partnerships and police throughout the UK. RAC hold information sharing protocols with Police Scotland, the Police Service of Northern Ireland, Cumbria Constabulary and Greater Manchester Police.
RAC are a leading expert in identifying and providing intelligence on organised crime groups. Our statistics prove that individuals linked to organised crime commit a significant proportion of incidents reported. Many are involved in other criminal activities including drugs, robbery, firearms and fraud.
For RAC members, there are proven results clearly demonstrating that “RAC works” for example:
•Early recognition and detection of suspects, deterring events before they occur therefore reducing losses
•Increased confidence and co-operation between police and retailers in the development of intelligence and sharing opportunities
•Improved understanding of how retail criminals operate, their associates, the ways in which they dispose of stolen property, their travel patterns and connections with organised crime
•Identification of individuals by RAC resulting in their prosecution
•Forewarning members of those who may target their area
•Heighten retail crime awareness to members through RAC intelligence briefings/area meetings
•Assist in maintaining a safe environment for staff, customers and members of the public
RAC is not for profit, managed, driven and funded by its members with offices in Stirling and Lisburn.