Shoplifting & Organized Retail Crime

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.

JSA’s 2018 Crime Report Finds US Jewelry Crime Hit Records Lows

The Jewelers’ Security Alliance (JSA) has released its 2018 Annual Crime Report that showed that dollar losses from crimes against US jewelry firms decreased...

CLEAR Comes of Age: Ten Years on the Crime Fighting Partnership Hits Its Stride

As the Coalition of Law Enforcement and Retail celebrates its tenth anniversary, perhaps an apt metaphor for CLEAR entering its second decade is a child on the precipice of adolescence—still hopeful, not without challenges, and hitting a growth spurt. In just the last year, CLEAR has doubled in size.

Retailers, Solution Providers, Law Enforcement, and Students Collaborate on Retail Crime at LPRC Conference

Over 430 people made their way to the University of Florida’s Gainesville campus for the Loss Prevention Research Council’s 2019 Impact conference. The three-day event focused heavily on learning and collaboration, as well as research on evidence-based tactics and strategies to reduce retail crime and loss.

Inside the ORC-Opioid Connection

Quiz an LP investigator about trends in ORC, and it’s nearly certain that he or she will mention the opioid crisis, the fact that...

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