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Commodity Crimes

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Commodity crime relates to the theft or damage to goods and materials. A commodity generally relates to a raw material or a primary agricultural product that can be bought and sold. So for Welsh businesses this may mean theft or damage to goods, metals, materials or valuables.

Below is a list of common commodity crimes. Click on them to read more about the potential impact and how you can protect yourself.

  • Metal theft
  • Theft of goods and materials
  • Valuables theft

Theft of Goods and Materials

Welsh businesses often hold a range of goods and materials ranging from stock and supplies to raw materials, which could be attractive to criminals.

Valuables Theft

Though a lot of crimes discussed affect businesses directly, in the case of the theft of valuables this is not always the case. 

Metal Theft

Metal theft can cost industry and businesses vast amounts of money.