Within each State and Territory, Police report retail crime-related offences under different names and use different timelines to record data, such as offences occurring annually or monthly.

Therefore, it is difficult to track retail crime trends on a national level. This document collates State and Territory Police crime statistics to chart assault and shoplifting trends.

The National Retail Association will update this information as it becomes available.


The National Retail Association represents more than 60,000 stores across Australia.  It has been serving businesses in the retail and fast-food sectors for close to 100 years.

For more information about retail crime, contact the National Retail Policy Department at policy@nationalretail.org.au