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Shedding Light on Retail Theft Statistics

The NRSS indicates that shoplifting accounted for 35.7 percent of the reported shrink in 2017, which is down from 39.3 percent in 2016.
Shoplifting Methods and Designing Out Crime

Shoplifting Methods and Designing Out Crime

Shoplifting is often viewed by professionals and amateur thieves as a low-risk versus high-reward business. As experts have documented, many shops and stores do not do enough to dissuade the rational criminal, who scans every environment for an opportunity.
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A Retailer’s Guide to Dealing with Antisocial Behavior

Common flashpoints for retail conflict and violence include confronting suspected thieves, refusing sales, and dealing with antisocial behavior. Nothing new here, but the prevalence of each appears to be increasing.
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US Retail Industry, Jobs, and State Economies Impacted by Nearly $369 Billion in Returns

Appriss Retail recently released an analysis of the cost and ramifications of US consumer merchandise returns on retailers, jobs, and state economies. The “2018...

RESEARCH: Retail Theft and Loss Prevention Analytics

Who shoplifts? There is no typical profile of a shoplifter. Based on our experience of interviewing offenders, shoplifters can be male or female, of any race, as young as five or well into their seventies.
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Retailers Increasingly Worried about ORC Statistics

Despite retailers reporting worrisome and worsening ORC statistics, resources to fight it may be on the verge of stagnating. Only 40 percent said their companies are allocating more resources to fight ORC, down from about half of retailers that noted increased spending in both 2016 and 2015.

LA City Attorney and LAPD Partner with ALTO US to Battle the Growing Problem...

Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) and ALTO US have recently announced they are teaming up to implement a retail risk management solution to battle ORC.
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Is Workplace Abuse by Customers on the Rise?

Faced with rising rudeness, the mission to protect personnel assets from violence seems increasingly complicated. So what can retailers do about it?
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How NOT to Investigate Organized Retail Crime

This post's findings are the result of more than thirty retail and law enforcement interviews expressly asking for opinions and thoughts on investigating ORC. It's from the archives, but its advice is timeless.

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Promoting a culture of honesty requires implementing a strong employee theft policy and internal awareness program.

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This report shows how CCTV/video and alarm systems can enhance the safety and security of retail locations.