Dairies are experiencing an “explosion” in crime, but police are making fewer arrests, Stuff reports. Data released by police under the Official Information Act showed within the first 11 months of 2021, dairy and convenience store theft was up 30% on 2020 figures, and burglaries were up nearly 20%. Auckland was the worst-hit region, with retail offences rising by 25.8%. Some say the Government is “soft on crime” committed against retailers.