CNC study: "theft ant" It is the main crime that affected businesses in the first semester

The National Chamber of Commerce revealed the results of its study on the Victimization of Commerce, corresponding to the first semester of this year, highlighting that ant theft and theft are the crimes that most affect businesses.

The National Chamber of Commerce revealed the results of its study on the Victimization of Commerce, corresponding to the first semester of this year.

The survey was carried out in the cities of Iquique, Antofagasta, Viña del Mar, Valparaíso, Greater Santiago, Concepción, Talcahuano, Temuco, and Puerto Montt and yielded a victimization rate of 41.2%.

The agency’s studies manager, Bernardita Silva, explained that although the figure is lower than the previous measurements, this is still high if it is considered that the premises remained closed due to the pandemic.


The crime or offense with the greatest concurrence is ant theft, with 17.7%; followed by theft, with 16.2%; other material damage to the premises such as fires, destruction and scratches, 14.2%; and robbery with violence, with 4.1%, among others.

The survey revealed that the majority of victims of crime suffer it more than once and that 58% did not report it.

The executive director of Paz Ciudadana, Daniel Johnson, explained that this is because citizens do not trust the efficiency of the process.

In this sense, the study by the National Chamber of Commerce detailed that only 13% of merchants obtained the results they expected after making the complaint.

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