About the Author

Basia Pietrawska

Basia Pietrawska joined CAP Index in 2007 and serves as the company's vice president of crime intelligence analysis. In addition to building custom risk and loss models for retailers, Pietrawska analyzes bank robbery and skimming data for the American Bankers Association and the FBI, is the co-chair of the Loss Prevention Research Council's Violent Crime Working Group, and regularly analyzes and presents crime trends at various industry conferences. Pietrawska received a master's in criminology from the University of Pennsylvania. She can be reached at bpietrawska [at] capindex.com.

Articles by Basia Pietrawska

Retail Crime in Los Angeles

Shoplifting & Organized Retail Crime

Retail Crime in Los Angeles

“Crime is up.” “How should I protect my employees and customers from increasing violence?” “More and more shoplifting incidents escalate into physical assaults.”

Comments or questions of this nature have certainly increased in frequency within the retail environment in the past two years or so. Is it just retail though? Certainly