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The D&D Daily will be closed the week of August 2nd through August 6th. Publication will resume on Monday, August 9th.

ORC Surge Fueled by Online Marketplaces?
RILA Exec: Amazon, Facebook, eBay partly to blame for shoplifting crime wave

RILA is calling on online marketplaces, including Amazon, eBay and Facebook, to do more to stop criminals from selling stolen products on their platforms.  Read more

America's Depleted Police Forces
Police staffing shortages a nationwide epidemic

This has become a major concern in cities like San Jose, Calif., Newark, N.J. and Charlotte, N.C., where the drop in officers per 10,000 residents has decreased by more than 30% in the last two decades.  Read more


New Retail Theft Partnership

DA Office Files Charges in Shoplifting Cases & Announces Partnership to Combat Theft in San Fran

“Local businesses and neighborhood stores are the backbone of our community, and we are working to protect San Francisco stores and consumers."  Read more

NRF Retail Converge Keynote Chat
Walmart U.S. chief sees a 'new normal' emerging

COVID's impact on consumer behavior will linger even as shoppers return to pre-pandemic practices.  Read more


US Justice Department launches strike force to fight gun crime

Gun crime continues to see steady increase across the US as country emerges from COVID lockdown.  Read more

Ex-NYPD Commish Blames Progressive DAs for Crime Surge: 'I wouldn't take' top cop job in any major city

"I predicted for 30 years that crime would not go back up in New York City and Los Angeles. Boy was I wrong," he said.  Read more

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D&D Daily's Most Read & Top Stories

Violent Crime is Rising in Nearly All Major U.S. Cities
Defund the police encounters resistance as violent crime spikes

Nearly all major American cities are seeing spikes in violent crime one year after George Floyd's murder triggered calls to defund the police.  Read more

Shoplifting in San Francisco is so out of control that retailers are closing stores

Walgreens has closed 17 of its stores due to rampant stealing, and CVS has called the city 'one of the epicenters of organized retail crime'.  Read more

Attorney General Merrick Garland announces 'sweeping' probe into law enforcement in Minneapolis

AG Merrick Garland is expected to announce that the Justice Department is opening a sweeping investigation into policing practices in Minneapolis.  Read more

Facial Recognition Technology Leads to Wrongful Shoplifting Arrest

The case could fuel criticism of police investigators' use of a controversial technology that has been shown to perform worse on people of color.  Read more

Home Depot testing technology to combat organized retail theft as state, federal lawmakers propose laws

An evolving anti-theft strategy the company is now using, Glenn described, is a chip being inserted into power tools from DeWalt and Milwaukee brand tools.  Read more

Top News

Top FBI official advises Congress against banning ransomware payments

A senior FBI official advised against the idea of banning companies from paying hackers behind ransomware attacks.  Read more

Cyber Threat Trends Retailers Should Be Aware Of
Retail Cybersecurity in an Evolving Threat Landscape

With consumers likely to continue on with more digital approaches to shopping, retailers must look at their industry's place within the larger cybersecurity threat landscape.  Read more

The Only Way Biden Can Get Anywhere With Russia on Cybersecurity

Any U.S. attempts to have the Putin regime place greater limits on cyber actors operating within Russia must take this broader pursuit of "cyber sovereignty".  Read more

Russia, U.S. and other countries reach new agreement against cyber hacking, even as attacks continue

Russia and the United States - along with 23 other countries - recently reaffirmed that states should not hack each other's critical infrastructure in peacetime.  Read more

New Ransomware Group Claiming Connection to REvil Gang Surfaces

"Prometheus" is the latest example of how the ransomware-as-a-service model is letting new gangs scale up operations quickly.  Read more

Hackers hit JBS, the world's largest meat processor, in ransomware attack

The breach is the latest targeting a crucial supply chain and comes three weeks after the Colonial Pipeline hack disrupted fuel operations in the U.S.  Read more

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Organized Retail Crime
2020 YTD

919 cases YTD

Q3 2020 ORC Report

Mid-Year.Q2 2020 ORC Report

Q1 2020 ORC Report

Retail Robberies
2021 YTD

2,942 robberies & burglaries

Q3 2020 Robbery Report

Mid-Year/Q2 Robbery Report

Q1 2020 Robbery Report

Retail Violent Deaths


381 total deaths YTD

Q3 Retail Fatalities Report


Q2/Mid-Year Retail Fatalities Report


Q1 Retail Violent

Death Report

Monthly Robberies & Violence July

  • Week 1 - 53 robberies, 36 burglaries, 1 shooting, 1 killed

  • Week 2 - 54 robberies, 27 burglaries, 2 shootings, 1 killed

  • Week 3 - 70 robberies, 39 burglaries, 0 shootings, 0 killed

  • Week 4 - 75 robberies, 24 burglaries, 1 shooting, 0 killed


Two Men Charged In Connection With 11 Robberies And Attempted Robberies Of Luxury Watches In NYC, New Jersey, And Long Island

The defendants committed a series of armed robberies and attempted robberies of jewelers and other owners of luxury watches in and around New York City.  Read more

Sixth Individual Admits Participation in Victoria's Secret $100K Theft Scheme

Jackson and others were involved in a scheme through which they stole thousands of dollars from L Brands.  Read more

Seattle WA: Seattle police arrest 53 Shoplifters in a single day during citywide theft operation

Seattle police is cracking down on ongoing organized shoplifting groups, leading to a retail theft operation that resulted in 53 arrests.  Read more

Douglas County, CO: Law Enforcement and Retailers working together on $5.2 Million theft

It was believed criminals were targeting King Soopers, Walmart, The Home Depot and other major retail stores.  Read more

Phoenix, AZ: 4 men arrested in connection to $100,000 jewelry store heist

Police say the heist is part of a possible trend where a group of suspects target a Sam's Club warehouse.  Read more

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