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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?).
In 2018, readers were most interested in posts about organized retail crime associations, offender perspectives on self-checkout theft, and the latest research on loss prevention analytics applications.
Since the earliest days of organized retail, there has been a recognition of the unique exposure that retailers have to crime and loss. We...
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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.
Changing trends and new reporting practices have shown a recent uptick in Los Angeles crime statistics. A recent article in the May-June 2018 issue looks closely at that data in the context of the larger conversation about Prop 47.
The Sensormatic® Global Shrink Index is a culmination of research that measures worldwide retailer performance, allowing retailers to benchmark their shrink rates to others in the same vertical and region.