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'Coast-to-Coast' ORC Scourge Demands Federal Action 
Organized crime blamed for scourge of shoplifting, smash-and-grab flash mobs

Rampant shoplifting and organized retail theft, often unchecked by local governments and allowed to grow into a multibillion-dollar industry, have major retailers turning to Washington for help.  Read more

 

DAs Continue to Ramp Up Fight Against Retail Theft
New Placer County, Calif. initiative aims to crack down on retail theft

New signs available for businesses county-wide promote the Placer County District Attorney's recently formed Retail Theft Vertical Prosecution Program.  Read more

'Dark Shadow' of Shoplifting Continues to Plague LA
Op-Ed: Shoplifting Hurts Everyone

A dark shadow looms over Los Angeles as rampant, shameless shoplifting plagues local businesses, leaving a trail of demoralization in its wakeRead more

NYC 'Significantly Curbed Crime in 2023'
Mayor Adams, NYPD say gun seizures in 2023 curbed shootings, murders, other NYC violent crime

When 2023 is compared to 2022, robberies were down 3.1%, grand larceny thefts were down 2.5% and burglaries were down 13.1%.  Read more

Retail Rocked by Unexpected CEO Exits in 2023
Korn Ferry says retailers had a spike of unplanned CEO exits last year

Is it harder for one person to have all the skills needed to be CEO? Abrupt exits and a notable boomerang were among the retail c-suite changes in 2023Read more

PA Establishes 'Office of Deputy AG for ORC'
New law for 2024 aims to crack down on retail theft in Pennsylvania

According to state data, retail theft offenses in Pennsylvania increased by 30 percent from 2021 to 2022.  Read more

'Blitz Operations' Driving Down Theft in San Francisco? 
How bad was crime in SF in 2023? We looked into it.

In 2023, crime in San Francisco, including retail and motor vehicle theft, has decreased in most categories, albeit only slightly.  Read more

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Will Retailers Rethink Theft Talk in 2024?
How companies are rethinking retail theft in 2024

Retail theft will continue to be a talking point in the new year, especially as lawmakers crack down on stolen goods, dispatch task forces on the issue and increase law enforcement.  Read more

Store Product Lock-Ups Aren't Going Anywhere in 2024
Ex-Home Depot CEO reveals why more stores will lock up their items in 2024

Heading into the new year, former Home Depot and Chrysler CEO Bob Nardelli warned big-box retail chains and small businesses are likely to see more items stolen off shelves in 2024.  Read more

Theft was Retail's Hottest Topic in 2023
The year in review: retail theft

Retailers from Target and The Home Depot to pharmacies such as CVS and Walgreens were vocal about shoplifting in 2023.  Read more

15 States Enacted Theft Crackdown Laws Since 2022
Inside new theft crackdown laws rolled out by ten states in 2023

As a consequence of a rash of smash-and-grab thefts throughout the year, multiple states have introduced new laws to combat the issue.  Read more

 

Will CA's War Against Retail Theft Pay Off in 2024?
What recent California crime trends say about what to expect in 2024

Larceny theft has remained relatively flat compared to 2013, from 252,997 to 250,794. Shoplifting and purse-snatching has been nearly cut in half.  Read more

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Immediate Impact of New SEC Cybersecurity Rules
Markets Promptly See Effect of New SEC Cybersecurity Disclosure Rules

VF Corp.'s disclosure was the most recent example of the SEC's new disclosure rules in action.  Read more

The Salary of a Chief Security Officer

The 22nd annual Security and Compliance Compensation report gives industry professionals insight into what their peers are earning.  Read more

 

Customers Blamed for Company Data Breach
Genetic testing giant 23andMe is reportedly turning the blame back on its customers for its recent data breach

After being hit by a series of class action lawsuits from victims of the breach, the company is reportedly turning the blame back to the users.  Read more

Brands Targeted by Cybercriminals on Twitter
Cybercriminals Flood Dark Web With X (Twitter) Gold Accounts

Verified accounts for celebs and organizations deliver a deep vein of cybercrime riches for crooks.  Read more

Retailers Face Evolving Cyberattacks
Hackers employ nuanced tactics to evade detection

The months before the 2023 holidays demonstrated a change in tactics, techniques, and procedures by adversaries against prominent retailers.  Read more

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Organized Retail Crime
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1,507 cases total

Q4 2022 ORC Report

 

Q4 2021 ORC Report

Q4 2020 ORC Report

Monthly Robberies & Violence May 2024

  • Week 1 -60 robberies, 32 burglaries, 2 shootings, 0 killed

  • Week 2 -67 robberies, 27 burglaries, 4 shootings, 2 killed

  • Week 3 -73 robberies, 25 burglaries, 2 shootings, 1 killed

  • Week 3 -63 robberies, 33 burglaries, 4 shootings, 0 killed

  • Week 4 -49 robberies, 25 burglaries, 0 shootings, 0 killed

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Michigan Attorney General Announces Arrest in $1M Meijer mPerks Theft

Nicholas Mui obtained login credentials from a separate data breach, cross-referenced those credentials for access success with the mPerks infrastructure, and then sold them.  Read more

 

Tampa, FL: Bay Area retail theft ring busted, second suspect wanted by deputies

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office busted a retail theft scheme across the Tampa Bay area and beyond.  Read more

 

Clay County, FL: 6 "Crash and Grab" Clay County and Jacksonville Burglaries; 3 GameStops, 3 Vape stores

A string of burglaries over the last few days in the greater Jacksonville may all be connected.  Read more

Lynwood, WA: Police make arrests in connection with the "smash and grab" ring that allegedly stole nearly $500,000 from Ulta

Authorities have begun making arrests surrounding a ring of organized retail thefts to dissolve.  Read more

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