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Frequently Asked Questions

How often do habitual shoplifters steal?
1.6 times a week.

What percentage of shoplifters are professional?
3%.

How frequently are shoplifters caught?
Once every 48 times.

What is the average value of the items stolen?
It ranges from an average of $2.00 to $200.00, depending on the store type.

Do shoplifters plan to steal in advance?
No, surprisingly, 70% don’t plan to steal in advance.

What about the age of shoplifters?
25% are under 21 years of age.

Is there a typical shoplifter profile?
No, men and women are equally likely to shoplift.

How many people are shoplifters?
About 1 in 11 people shoplift.

What percent of retail loss is due to non-employee shoplifting?
31%.

What percent of retail loss is due to employee theft?
48%.

How much is lost to retail inventory “shrinkage” each year in the United States?
41 billion dollars.

 
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