In the Media

Small firms 'devastated' by crime

PUBLISHED May 3, 2005

Northern Ireland's small business community has called on politicians for support in its battle against crime.

Burglary and vandalism are having a "devastating" effect on small firms, Wilfred Mitchell of the Federation of Small Businesses said.
The FSB policy chairman said that crime ate into slim budgets and caused disruption and anxiety.
A survey of the FSB's 5,000 members found that 59% suffered at least one crime in the last year.