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'Collective Action to Protect our Stores'
NYC grocery coalition seeks action on retail theft

A new coalition of grocery store operators based in New York City is asking state and city leaders to crack down on shoplifting.  Read more


ORC Surge Driving Demand for EAS Technology
Electronic Article Surveillance Market Is Likely to Experience a Tremendous Growth in Near Future

The EAS system prevents theft from shops, bookstores, and libraries, as well as the removal of property from office buildings.  Read more

Shopkeepers Fear Criminals More Than Ever
Opinion: We all pay for grocery theft

Cases of grocery store theft are grossly under-reported, and obtaining food theft data is extremely challenging.  Read more

Store Managers Say Violence is Worse Than Ever
Retail Store Crime Is Much Higher Than Reported

The numbers are way higher than reported and it's not a corporate problem, only the government can solve this.  Read more

Wisconsin Seeks to Lower Felony Threshold for Thefts
Lawmakers propose lowering felony threshold to deter thieves

Wisconsin lawmakers are proposing to make it easier to charge thieves with a felonyRead more

Prop 47 Driving Up CA Retail Crime & Violence?
California Dream Dwindles as Crime Rises

Passed by voters in 2014, Proposition 47 reduced the sentencing for theft from a felony to a misdemeanor if the amount stolen doesn't exceed $950.  Read more

NYC Stores 'Terrorized' by Repeat Offenders
Park Slope shop owners terrorized by uptick in 'brazen' crimes

"The people doing these crimes are repeat offenders, who the courts keep letting out. ... The laws have to be changed."  Read more

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D&D Daily's Most Read & Top Stories

NYC's Theft Surge Impact
Rite Aid may place all store items in showcases due to theft in New York City

Rite Aid is contemplating placing all merchandise in showcases in New York City in an effort to curb retail theft.  Read more

Gun Homicides & Suicides Surged by 8.3% in 2021
Gun-Related Suicides and Killings Continued to Rise in 2021, C.D.C. Reports

Homicides and suicides involving guns, which soared in 2020, continued rising in 2021, reaching the highest rates in three decades.  Read more

Don't Be Fooled By The Numbers 
FBI's national crime data for 2021 incomplete, lacks data from nearly 40% of police nationwide

Only 52% of law enforcement departments nationwide sent full, 12-month reports of crime data to the FBI for last year.  Read more

The Security Implications of Ex-Uber Exec's Conviction
The Uber Data Breach Conviction Shows Security Execs What Not to Do

Former Uber security chief Joe Sullivan's conviction is a rare criminal consequence for an executive's handling of a hack.  Read more


Cities Shift from 'Soft on Crime' to 'Surveillance States'
Surveillance shift: San Francisco pilots program allowing police to live monitor private security cameras

The trial would give law enforcement access to live footage by consenting residents, a departure from the city's previous stance.  Read more

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2023: A Year of Challenges for Cybersecurity Chiefs
Cyber Chiefs Face Scrutiny and Challenges in 2023's Uncertain Economy

Security heads must find ways to balance costs & responsibilities with fewer resourcesRead more

Officials Warn of Russian Cyberattacks
CISA director: US needs to be vigilant, 'keep our shields up' against Russia

A top cyber official warned the U.S. against possible Russian cyber threats as the war in Ukraine drags onRead more


235 Million Twitter Accounts Hacked
Email addresses linked to 235M Twitter accounts leaked in hack

More than 200 million Twitter accounts, including email addresses, were leaked this week, raising privacy and security concerns.  Read more

Backups Under Attack
Data backup is no longer just about operational fallback

Data backup has traditionally been in the operational domain of IT, while security teams have been responsible for threats to data from attacks.  Read more

The Growing Cost of Cyberattacks
Warning: The Cost of Cyberattacks Can Break the Bank

As the volume and cost of cyberattacks continue to surge, one-in-five U.S. and European organizations report that they have come close to filing bankruptcy as a result of a cyberattack.  Read more

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Monthly Robberies & Violence March 2023

  • Week 1 - 48 robberies, 21 burglaries, 5 shootings, 4 killed

  • Week 2 - 104 robberies, 26 burglaries, 8 shootings, 2 killed

  • Week 3 - 72 robberies, 36 burglaries, 2 shootings, 1 killed

  • Week 4 - 91 robberies, 33 burglaries, 1 shooting, 0 killed


$7.5M ORC Fencing Ring Busted
Wilmette, IL: $7.5M In Stolen Items Found In Bust Of Interstate Fencing Ring

They discovered $7.5 million worth of stolen items as well as other evidence of a "sophisticated criminal enterprise."  Read more


Los Angeles, CA: Chronic Shoplifter arrested after string of 50 LA thefts

The Los Angeles Police Department arrested a chronic shoplifting suspect who allegedly has been linked to 50 thefts totaling approximately $15,000.  Read more


New York, NY: Shoplifter with 153 arrests booked again after fleecing 3 Rite Aids

A prolific Big Apple shoplifter with over 150 arrests dating back to his teens was busted again in Queens this week.  Read more

Petaluma, CA: Police arrest 'theft crew,' recover $10,000 in Dick's Sporting Goods items

Three members of what police described as an "organized theft crew," believed responsible for a spree of merchandise heists totaling more than $10,000.  Read more

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