A Safer Decade for the Jewelry Industry

The first 10 years of the 21st century may have been the safest decade yet for the U.S. jewelry industry. Since 2000, violent deaths, airport thefts, and on-the-road robberies have dropped sharply. More robbery suspects have been arrested, thanks to vigorous post-9/11 law enforcement, information sharing by jewelers, and ongoing efforts by Jewelers' Security Alliance to raise awareness among police and jewelers about the criminals who prey on the industry. Those are among the findings from JSA crime statistics for 2000–2009. JCK reviewed them and asked JSA president John Kennedy to comment on how the security situation has—and hasn't—improved in the past decade Tougher law enforcement. JSA's close contacts with the FBI and local police departments—and its ongoing efforts to apprise them of the industry's special problems—have paid off. Pursuit,

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