Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company will be hosting an industry webinar featuring John Lamont, JVC’s expert on jewellery crime, on Tuesday, April 7 at 9:00 a.m. CDT and Thursday, April 9 at 2:00 p.m. CDT. The webinars are expected to last one hour. To register, jewellers can visit JewelersMutual.com/webinars-ca.
“The JVC Crime Report is the only resource of its kind published in Canada pertaining to reported crimes against jewellers. The statistical analysis JVC provides in this report helps jewellers to better understand what measures they need to take to reduce their very real exposures to loss,” says David Sexton, CPCU, vice president of loss prevention consulting at Jewelers Mutual. “John Lamont is the leading expert in tracking jewelry crime in Canada, and we’re delighted he will share report insights and analysis to help you better protect yourself, your associates and your business in our upcoming webinars.”
While jewellery crimes are frequently unreported in Canada, JVC statistics show that total reported dollar losses due to jewellery crime increased to $5.7 million in 2014, up nearly ten percent from 2013 statistics. While dollar losses rose, the number of occurrences of certain types of crime actually decreased including off premises attacks, on premises robberies and grab and run thefts. Canadian law enforcement officials arrested 29 individuals compared with 13 in 2013.
To learn more best practices related to record keeping and access tools from Jewelers Mutual, visit JewelersMutual.ca. To find an experienced Jewelers Mutual broker in your area, call 800-558-6411 FREE or email YourInsuranceExpert@jminsure.com.