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The Madeleine McCann Effect

by | 9th, June 2008

fear.jpgMADDIE WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCannINFO4SECURITY: “Regulation: boost for retailers”

The Reliance Security Group’s 2008 Shopping Centre Survey – the bi-annual study of UK shopping centre managers that seeks to identify security trends and issues in the retail market – comes against a backdrop of heightened fears in relation to terrorist attack, the seemingly inexorable rise in anti-social behaviour and continued worries over child safety following several high profile disappearances highlighted by the media.

It’s “The ‘Madeleine McCann effect’”. Was she stolen from a shopping centre?

Another issue vexing retail centre managers is that of lost children. Just over half of all respondents rated this as a major concern – a rise of 16% from 2006, and probably due to heightened awareness of child safety since the disappearance of Madeleine McCann in Portugal.

Spreading the fear…

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