Zurich crime data sets SME alarm bells ringing

Zurich's UK commercial business is urging brokers to advise their customers on how to protect themselves against crime after the insurer estimated it cost small and medium businesses more than £357m in the last three years.

The UK's crime hotspots were London, the East Midlands and the North-west. More than four in ten businesses based in these areas said they'd been a victim of crime over the past three years.

The average cost of crime varied between type of business and location.

On average,

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