theft record set the Christmas sales in Europe

While European stores count profits from the Christmas sales, financial analysts find out how much has been lost and stolen.It turned out that this year set a kind of anti-record: for Christmas week in European stores stolen goods in the five and a half billion euros.And all this was, as they say, petty theft.While European stores count profits from the Christmas sales, financial analysts find out how much has been lost and stolen.It turned out that this year set a kind of anti-record: for Christmas week in European stores stolen goods in the five and a half billion euros.And all this was, as they say, petty theft.

holiday showcases Parisian stores themselves - sight, although what lies behind them, in particular does not require advertising.In the early winter months from the shelves of French luxury department stores all disappears.This year, the shops happily report: the crisis is over, customers before Christmas were generous as well as three years ago.

". In December, we have three to four times

more visitors than we usually worked on Sundays, hired additional staff last Saturday before Christmas -.. Is the sales peak in those days for us to come to 40 thousand people", - he saysMarie-Anne Raynar, a spokeswoman for the store Le Bon Marche.

However, not all Europeans are waiting for gifts rely on Santa Claus or at least to their own wallets.

Festive shopping hype sometimes pushes people to unexpected behavior.During the period sales usually give manufacturers are not cheap products for next to nothing, but still every time is quite willing to get new clothes and even free of charge: just take and while no one is looking, quickly put it in his pocket.

for shoplifting topic - taboo, but for them the losses considered trade analysts.According to preliminary estimates, at Christmas in Europe this year, stolen goods for almost five and a half billion euros - the highest figure in 10 years of research.

"50 percent of those billions - theft, which make visitors about thirty - employees, mainly seasonal, and the rest -. To the suppliers of conscience In addition, up to 18 percent of the goods are lost as a result of errors in the shop The vast majority of thefts are committed impulsively.without preparation, "- said the official representative of the company Checkpoint Systems Dominique Ryuymers.

the Christmas thief - about 25 years, this man, even though the rest of the year, often stealing women.The list is headed by alcohol preference and expensive clothes.

Customer research: the company Checkpoint Systems, its business - the protection of all kinds of electronic means of goods.The latest development of the company will raise the alarm even outside the store until the battery does not sit.

But no technical tricks can not save from thieves professionals.Their victims are not only sellers but also buyers.And it is because of them the Boulevard Haussmann in the ninth arrondissement of Paris from December to January on duty mobile police station.

"Since the beginning of December we got within 50 complaints from citizens and tourists This is a little more than one treatment per day, not so much, but we are always on the alert The main reason -.. Pickpocketing", - says the commissioner of the Paris police, StefanWierzba.

To make it easier for tourists to find a common language with the French-speaking law enforcement officers, the police have developed a special computer program: to make the report it can be available in 6 languages, even Chinese.Russian - is in development, so that our fellow citizens, going shopping in Paris, is necessary to be particularly vigilant.