JSA releases 2016 Annual Crime Report


Jewelers’ Security Alliance has released its 2016 Annual Crime Report covering crime against the jewellery industry in the U.S. John Kennedy, president of JSA, notes that 2016 represented the first yearly crime increase (5.8%) against U.S. jewellers since 2012.


“While JSA is keeping a close eye on the relatively small uptick in crime, the longer term crime trends against the industry are sharply down,” says Kennedy. “However, the great job being done by the FBI, police, and loss prevention personnel, and the tremendous cooperation and sharing of crime information by all, has the industry on the right path for resumed crime reduction.”


The full report is available on the JSA website at: http://jewelerssecurity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/2016-Crime-Stats-Final.pdf