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Retail Crime & ORC Stats 

Organized Retail Crime
2017 (YTD)

Q1: $193M in theft / 353 cases

896 suspects

Q1 ORC Report Coming Soon

Organized Retail Crime 

$514M in theft / 1,590 cases

17 fencing operations
3,682 suspects

Quarterly ORC reports

Annual Report Coming Soon

Retail Robberies
2017 (YTD)

1,982 robberies & burglaries

Monthly Robberies & Violence - May 2017

  • Week 1 - 84 robberies, 19 burglaries, 2 shootings, 2 killed

  • Week 2 - 72 robberies, 15 burglaries, 2 shootings, 2 killed

    ​April - 265 robberies, 89 burglaries, 16 shootings, 5 killed 

    March - 313 robberies, 103 burglaries, 72 shootings, 25 killed 

Q1 Robbery Report

Retail Violent Deaths


Q1: 112 Deaths

Top States

TX – 15  /  CA – 12

GA – 9  /  FL & NC – 7

IN – 8

Q1 Retail Death Report

Retail Violent Deaths

2016 Retail Death Report

374 reported in 2016

Retail Robberies

2016 Robbery Report

5,974 robberies & burglaries

'16 robberies up 28% over '15

Top 5 Retailers 

Dollar General / 7-Eleven 
CVS / Walgreens / Family Dollar

Top 5 States

Texas / California / Florida

Ohio / Pennsylvania

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How To Save Money When You're Dealing With A High Restaurant Turnover Rate

Nearly 75% of employees hired in one year will no longer be employed at the same restaurant a year later. This prompts a rethinking of the protocol for securing restaurant facilities.  Read more

2017 Retail Stat Tracker

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The industry's troubles are just beginning
NRF's CEO - Launched Certif. Program to Help

Matthew Shay, CEO of the National Retail Federation, says historically, changes in retail have happened slowly. Not so today.

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Trump & The Media Silent on the Biggest Crisis Facing American Workers

They largely have been silent on the biggest crisis facing these workers: the collapse of the retail industry.  Read more


Why Elite Training Day Actually Works

A Recap of IAI's Conference

The 2017 Elite Training Day at McDonald’s Headquarters in Oak Brook, IL hosted more than 150 professional interviewers and investigators from around the globe.  Read more

The D&D Daily's Q1 2017 Publicly Reported Retail Violent Death Report
There were 112 retail deaths in the first quarter of 2016 - a 12 percent increase over Q1 2016. Read the full report

IOBSE Holds Successful Spring Conference at Wal-Mart HQ
IOBSE's 2017 Spring Conference was an amazing event and one of the best ever.  Check out the full recap with pictures

Charlotte, NC: Burglars with hammers steal $24,000 of Apple merchandise from Target
Burglars armed with hammers stole more than $24,000 of Apple products from a Charlotte Target late Monday night, police said. Read more

Olive Branch, MS: 67 guns stolen from delivery truck behind Academy Sports store

Thieves have stolen 67 guns from a delivery truck parked behind an Academy Sports store in Olive Branch, Mississippi.  Read more


Two Arrested in Shoplifting Spree at Valley Hills Mall; $3,500 of merchandise recovered

Multiple items from Dillard's, Victoria's Secret, Academy Sports & Outdoors and J.C. Penny were recovered from the vehicle.  Read more

Mesa, AZ: Man arrested for thefts of over $30,000 from The Home Depot and Lowes

A man arrested for committing armed robberies of four north Phoenix businesses in March has now been charged with 21 thefts.  Read more

Political Stress at Work Worsening, Psych. Association Reports

It's been six months since the 2016 election, but the political debates that defined that period have yet to die down. In fact, things may be getting worse.  Read more

Vector Security, Inc. Announces 2017 Loss Prevention Foundation Scholarship Winners

More than $23,875 given to support loss prevention continuing education.  Read more

97% of Cashiers Could Be Gone - That's 8M Jobs

Walmart, Kroger and other retailers are trying out technology whereby shoppers, not cashiers, do the scanning.  Read more

San Francisco Black Market Out of Control

Store owners and retail crime investigators say shoplifters are growing more aggressive and brazen, putting public health and safety at risk. Read more

Maurices to be honored for response to Armed Robbery by Wisconsin Victim/Witness Professionals Association

Maurices has been recognized by the Wisconsin Victim/Witness Professionals Association for its exemplary response to an armed robbery.  Read more

$30 Million Funding Terrorism?
Organized Crime Ring of 150 Suspects made $30 million

A bust of a major organized crime ring that made millions smuggling cigarettes and committing bank fraud in Virginia has resulted in 43 indictments and more than 740 charges.  Read more

Target, J. Crew, Brooks Brothers among retailers vandalized in Portland riots
Twenty five people were arrested during a May Day march in downtown Portland, Oregon.

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How to Sell Retail Customers on Predictive PoS Systems

By Dave Bhattacharjee,

VP, Data Analytics, Stanley Security

For security integrators who deal in the retail vertical, point-of-sale (PoS) systems generate rich data, which is a resource being used by such customers for exception reporting.
This same data can support many other advanced analytic applications, as well. For instance, research within Stanley Security is underway using PoS data to predict whether promotions will be successful and result in sales lift of products.

The Last Frontier
Reinventing Kroger's Asset Protection Efforts
What Will It Look Like in 24 Months?

With Mike Lamb starting today in their new and first VP AP level position, Kroger's AP effort will ultimately be reinvented by an industry veteran. Read more

Focused on Late-Night Retail & 24-Hour Locations
OSHA Provides Enforcement Guidance on Workplace Violence

The updated Directive appears to be based, in part, on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) about the 15,000 to 25,000 incidents of workplace violence reported each year.  Read more

$20 Million Stolen for Mom
5 Stolen Things Criminals Are Likely to Sell On Mother's Day

Using historical data and criminal chatter on the dark web, Forter ran an analysis about what are likely to be the stolen items fraudsters are most likely to sell you this Mother's Day.  Read more


Emotion reading can spot criminals before they act

Emotion reading technology could soon be used by police after a Russian firm created a tool that can identify people in a crowd and tell if they are angry, stressed or nervous.  Read more

Is facial recognition a viable solution for reducing shoplifting?
As identification accuracy improves and costs come down, more stores are installing facial recognition security cameras to reduce shoplifting. But their use is largely being kept a secret from shoppers. Read more

Industry Veteran William H. Cafferty Passes Away

William was formerly Deputy Director of LP for AAFES (The Exchange). He was 79.  Read more

Latest ORC Cases

Over $80K in Merchandise Seized in Warehouse Raid, 4 Detained in Credit Card Fraud

Broward Sheriff's Office said more than $80,000 in TV's, refrigerators and A/C units were seized in the raid.  Read more in today's Daily


Myrtle Beach, SC: Pawn shop owner arrested for stolen goods; over $10,000
The Myrtle Beach Police said it wants to thank the AP investigators from TJ Maxx, Marshalls, Home Goods, Home Depot, Publix, and CVS.  Read more


The Weekend Edition

DeKalb County, GA: Man shot, killed at Burger King after fight; suspect in custody
The victim walked inside the restaurant and began arguing with another man who was already there with the woman.  Read more

Chubbuck, ID: Fatal Shooting in a Walmart parking lot ruled a suicide
There were reports that the man was not alone when he shot himself, but the Coroner's Office could not confirm those reports.  Read more

Tulsa, OK: Drug deal in Grocery Store parking lot ends with 1 shot and killed
Officers say 19-year-old Kentrael Anderson got into the suspects' car for a marijuana deal and was shot several times.  Read more

Casselberry, FL: 1 dies after shooting, crash at strip mall

There was some type of exchange between two men and a shot was fired. The victim drove across the parking lot and crashed into the store.  Read more

San Jose, CA: Shootout with Police outside Big 5 Sporting Goods

San Jose Police arrested a suspect who opened fire at police officers after trying to rob a sporting goods store near the Eastridge Mall.  Read more

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This Week's Crime Totals​ 

  • 27 ORC cases

  • 48 Suspects

  • $303,000

  • 114 Robberies/Burglaries

  • 8 Killed

  • 12 Shootings

Suspect Arrested for Murder of Subway employee shot trying to Protect Mom

A suspect has been arrested in the fatal shooting of a Houston sandwich store employee as he tried to protect his mother.  Read more

Plant City, FL: Lowe's Shoplifter steals a knife, later found dead with self-inflicted wound

A man who stole a knife and ran off was found dead shortly afterwards with a stab wound to his upper arm that was self-inflicted.  Read more


Retail Violent Incidents Up 20%
Deaths Up 12% in Q1

Read the Daily's exclusive quarterly Retail Violent Death Report where take a deep dive into retail death incidents in Q1 2017.  Read more

Top ORC News

Toronto, ON: $10-million fraud ring busted
Hundreds of thousands in high-end merchandise found 

Two men have been charged and two are being sought in an alleged $10-million fraud ring. Were some retailers looking the other way?  Read more  


Over $80K in Merchandise Seized in Warehouse Raid, 4 Detained in Credit Card Fraud

Broward Sheriff's Office said more than $80,000 in TV's, refrigerators and A/C units were seized in the raid.  Read more

Thorntown, IN: C-Store Manager arrested for theft of $66,000 of cash and merchandise

A dozen people were allegedly involved in the systematic looting of a Thorntown convenience store that went on for two years.  Read more

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