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Top Hires & Promotions

Patrick McEvoy promoted to VP, Risk, Fraud & Asset Protection for Saks OFF 5th
Jamie Campbell promoted to VP, Global Crisis & Comms, GSOC & Organizational Safety & Security for Ross Stores
Arnold Milliken promoted to Director of Corporate Security
for Ross Stores

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15-Year Prison Terms for ORC Convictions in Minnesota?
How Lawmakers In One US State Are Cracking Down Hard On ORC

Minnesota lawmakers are cracking down on organized retail crime proposing up to 15 years of jail time.  Read more


Retail Workplace Crime & Violence Across the Pond
UK: HSE violence at work guidance updated

The HSE's guidance defines violence and aggression at work, how to prevent it and how workers can be protected from it. .  Read more

Assault Weapons Ban to Bring Down Mass Shootings?
Did assault weapon ban correspond with drop in mass shootings? Here is what the data shows

In the years after the assault weapons ban went into effect, the number of deaths from mass shootings fell.  Read more

Using Facial Recognition to Curb Mass Shootings
'Shark Tank' star offers AI solution to prevent mass shootings: 'Monitoring the output of disturbed people'

'Shark Tank' investor suggests utilizing artificial intelligence to monitor social media posts, messages linked to potential mass shootings  Read more

The Debate Over Walmart's Possible Theft Closures
Why is Walmart Closing Its Portland Stores?

Walmart's planned closure of its last two stores within Portland's city limits later this month has drawn national coverage.  Read more

LA Shoplifting Hits Highest Level Since 2010
Shoplifting crimes in LA are on the rise

In January 2023, there were 805 shoplifting reports in the city of Los Angeles, which was the highest monthly total since at least 2010.  Read more

The Vicious Cycle of America's Gun Violence Epidemic
Why the mass shooting cycle remains predictable and permanent

So long as D.C. remains gridlocked, this cycle of gun violence remains sad, predictable and permanent.  Read more

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D&D Daily's Most Read & Top Stories

Grocery Stores: Top ORC Target
75% of grocery chains have ORC programs

Retailers have seen a recent increase in these incidents, and grocers are particularly at risk because of the wide variety of sought-after items they sell.  Read more

Minnesota's New ORC Bill Makes More Headlines
Bill at Minnesota Capitol would create new "organized retail theft" crime with stiffer penalties 

The bill that would create a new crime of organized retail theft and detail additional penalties, which include possible felony charges punishable by up to 15 years in prison.  Read more

2023: Record-Breaking Year for Mass Shootings?
There have been more mass shootings than days in 2023, database shows

Though mass shootings don't make up the majority of gun violence incidents in America, their impact on communities and victims is evident.  Read more

Another Theft-Plagued Walmart Closing Its Doors
Walmart closing an Everett store that locals say was plagued by theft

Walmart is closing an underperforming store in Everett that some neighboring businesses say has been plagued by theft.  Read more


The Rise of Robots in Retail Continues
Lowe's, BJ's, Ikea, and other retailers are using robots to clean up, track inventory, and police parking lots

Autonomous robots have been increasingly popular in the retail industry.  Read more

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Walmart's Comprehensive Cybersecurity Risk Formula
In Walmart's Cyber Risk Formula, Every Bug Has a Backstory

The retailer turned to actuaries, insurance experts, accountants and lawyers to help gauge security threatsRead more

Cybersecurity Investments Critical for Retail Industry
Retailers must invest in cybersecurity as hackers put them in hot seat

Security breaches remain a significant threat to companies even though many have improved their cybersecurity.
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ChatGPT's Impact on Crime & Law Enforcement
Europol Research Shares How ChatGPT Might Be Used to Facilitate, Fight Crime

Law enforcement is carefully tracking how the new artificial intelligence (AI) tool will impact its work.  Read more

Tech Leaders Sound the Alarm Over 'Out-of-Control' AI
In Sudden Alarm, Tech Doyens Call for a Pause on ChatGPT

Tech luminaries, renowned scientists, and Elon Musk warn of an "out-of-control race" to develop and deploy ever-more-powerful AI systems.  Read more

Cybersecurity Sector Facing Funding Headwinds
Cybersecurity Investment Outlook Grim as Funding Activity Sharply Declines

Security analysts expect little improvement until at least the second half of the year.  Read more

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Organized Retail Crime


1,507 cases total

Q4 2022 ORC Report


Q4 2021 ORC Report

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Monthly Robberies & Violence June 2023

  • Week 1 - 35 robberies, 14 burglaries, 3 shootings, 1 killed

  • Week 2 - 59 robberies, 26 burglaries, 3 shootings, 0 killed

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Liberty Township, OH: Shoplifting heist attempt thwarted with help of Tipster

A call warning police about a possible robbery ended in stolen merchandise being returned to a store. Read more


New York, NY: 7 teens attack workers in flash robbery at Manhattan dollar store

Seven teens attacked workers during a flash robbery at a Manhattan dollar store this week, police said.  Read more


Seattle, WA: Man Arrested Following Organized Retail Theft Investigation

Seattle Police detectives arrested a man at a North Beacon Hill residence last Thursday following a lengthy Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) led organized retail theft investigation.  Read more

Update: Auburn, WA: Police recover millions of dollars in stolen property after thrift shop scheme

The Auburn-led investigation resulted in the recovery and return of "millions of dollars worth of stolen property ... to their rightful owners."  Read more

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