The increase in organized retail crime (ORC) activity has prompted many retailers to invest in tools and technologies to protect their merchandise. Partnerships between the private sector and public law enforcement professionals also help to improve security. But one useful tool is often overlooked in the fight against ORC: the Read More
Curt Crum is a CID special services manager for the Boise Police Department, where he has spent his entire career. Crum also serves as the president of the board for the Coalition of Law Enforcement and Retail (CLEAR), a nonprofit association emphasizing partnerships among public and private-sector members with the Read More
The Loss Prevention Research Council (LPRC) proposed the term “organized retail crime” in the early 2000s. Since that time, the problem has only become more pervasive. Law enforcement and retailers work hard to stay abreast of emerging issues in ORC, as schemes and techniques tend to change over time.
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Organized retail crime (ORC) has been a serious concern for retailers for many years—but the problem isn’t going away. Recent data from the National Retail Federation puts the loss from ORC in 2017 at over $726,351 per $1 billion in sales, a significant increase over 2016. But what’s causing the Read More
Retail loss prevention professionals know that organized retail crime (ORC) is a threat not to be taken lightly. But statistics are showing aggressive offenders are on the rise. How are you keeping your store teams safe? Read More
Professional advancement and building a successful loss prevention career can mean many things to many different people. For some individuals, it may mean reaching a top leadership position at a particular company, perhaps serving as a director or vice president of loss prevention/asset protection. For others, it may involve gaining Read More
According to the 2016 National Retail Security Survey, US businesses lost around $45.2 billion in 2015 to retail theft, more than 1.38 percent of overall sales, making retail theft one of the leading issues facing retailers today.
Shoplifting and ORC Fraud Rings
According to the National Association of Shoplifting Prevention (2006), more Read More