|Opis:||Property crimes include various unlawful appropriations of other people's things that bring financial gain to the perpetrators and financial damage to the aggrieved parties, and are only rarely not motivated by the prospect of financial gain.
Retail stores at gas stations offer tidy exterior, the option of quick shopping, obliging and friendly shop assistants, a wide choice of merchandise and various benefits – from club cards and reward points to discounts and other service benefits. All these benefits put the stores at risk of becoming victims of various property crimes; from thefts and frauds to even robberies and burglaries. Safety risks can never be entirely eliminated, we can only try to reduce and control them. Furthermore, the risks are not constant, but change due to various internal and external factors. Therefore, they are an integral part of the risk of trade as one of the economic activities.
Due to this, the analysis of crime is, in our view, a very important factor which helps the police respond successfully to all the challenges that the problem in question presents. Consequently, the aim of this research was to establish: which forms of property crime occured most often at gas stations in Slovenia; which days of the week, hours of the day, as well as regions and cities in Slovenia are most problematic; and, based on the findings, prepare propositions for more efficient measures of prevention. With the help of the tool ArcGIS, we entered the locations of crimes into the maps. The analysis revealed that the ones problematic were the larger cities (Ljubljana, Maribor, Celje, Kranj, Koper, Domžale). It also revealed an almost recurring pattern of crime during the period 2008-2013, based on the type of the property crime committed.|