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Some Los Angeles Retailers See Reduced Shoplifting during the COVID-19 Outbreak

ALTO has been analyzing data to see if the COVID-19 outbreak has impacted external theft activity in the Los Angeles area market. Here are the results.

Introducing the Organized Retail Crime Association of Oregon (ORCAOR)

Oregon has officially joined the fight against organized retail crime (ORC), joining the ranks of the many state organizations across the country in efforts...

Tennessee Supreme Court Upholds Felony Conviction for Serial Shoplifters

The Tennessee Supreme Court ruled that the state of Tennessee can use its burglary statute to prosecute serial shoplifters who have been issued no-trespass warnings banning them from re-entering retail stores.
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Detex Joins the National Shoplifting Prevention Coalition as a Founding Supporter

Detex has become one of the first founding supporters of a newly formed National Shoplifting Prevention Coalition to reduce shoplifter recidivism using education.

A National Shoplifting Prevention Coalition: Driving Change Together as an Industry

LPM recently sat down with the NASP leadership team and members of their advisory committee to understand the current climate in the US around shoplifting, the impact of criminal justice reform, and the resulting need for a paradigm shift in our collective response as an industry.

What Retailers Need to Know about New York’s Bail Elimination Act

A New York law eliminating cash bail and pretrial detention for most nonviolent crimes went into place at the beginning of the new year. The legislation was designed to address the disproportionate effect on people who cannot afford to pay bail and must remain in jail until their trial date. However, the unintended consequences for retailers is the risk of most shoplifting and ORC offenders remaining free to commit more crimes.

Is Shoplifting a Gateway Crime? Criminal Justice Survey Says “Yes”

Seventy-nine percent of criminal and juvenile justice professionals believe, based on their experience with offenders, that shoplifting is a "gateway" crime. Almost eight out of ten said that their professional experience has shown that shoplifting is commonly a gateway to additional acts of shoplifting and more serious crimes.

Detective Analytics Launches New Crime-Linking Network

Detective Analytics launched an innovative new tool in the fight against ORC with the Detective Analytics Crime Linking Network (DACLN). An artificial intelligence-powered network, the DACLN is an industry-wide organized retail crime linking and alerting network that works without ever sharing any data between retailers.

Two-Thirds of Retailers See Increase in Organized Thefts Says New Survey

Organized retail crime affects almost all merchants and more than two-thirds of those surveyed have seen an increase in the past year, according to the 15th annual ORC study released today by the National Retail Federation. Read the key findings and download the study.

CLEAR 2019 Conference Recognizes Exceptional LP and Law Enforcement Investigators

The 10th Annual CLEAR conference saw an incredible turnout of nearly 300 retail, law enforcement, and vendor attendees at the beautiful Bahia Resort on Mission Bay in San Diego, CA, October 28–31, 2019. One of the features of this conference is recognition of top investigations that made major impact in the retail industry.

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