Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Most Shoplifted Product: Meat

Adweek had an interesting piece last week that looked at some of the stats behind shoplifting. Some of them, including the top ten most shoplifted items were interesting.
"Seventy percent of shoplifters tell us they didn't plan to shoplift," says Barbara Staib, spokesperson for the National Association of Shoplifting Prevention. 
We also know that three-quarters of shoplifters aren't troubled teens; they're adults--most with jobs. And 35 percent of losses will happen with the help of a corrupt employee.
 The article also states that retailers expect to lose $119 billion dollars this year due to shoplifters.

The Center For Problem Oriented Policing has a POP Guide for Shoplifting. Many of the responses recommended are not so much issues for the police as for the retailers themselves. That being said, it's important for local police to work with retailers to help reduce their victimization.

How does your agency reach out to local businesses to help them prevent retail theft?

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