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Vancouver police partnered with multiple retailers and their LP teams in east Vancouver on June 28 and July 20, focusing explicitly on retail theft.
Successful organized retail crime associations are typically independent, multi-jurisdictional, customer-centric, and a recognized non-profit to be best positioned to lead the public/private partnership and combat ORC.
It used to be that Organized Retail Crime boosters tried to be subtle about their larceny. Today, many don’t even try to hide their crimes.
Apprehension may or may not generate general and specific deterrence with some people. Detention can shame the offender or at least convince them to not try that crime again. Non-detention risks sending the message to those thieves and others aware of the policy that the store will not physically resist ongoing theft efforts. What does a retailer do?
The crime of shoplifting is as old as shopping itself. The first documented cases of shoplifting took place in 16th-century London and involved groups of men called “lifters” (early organized retail crime?).
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.
An Oregon woman was convicted of theft for stealing thousand of dollars from a Fred Meyer store. Yesterday, a jury convicted a loss prevention...
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