Additional Survey Stats from 26th Annual Retail Theft Survey

In a previous article, we provided statistics on our 26th Annual Retail Theft Survey which reported on over 1.1 million apprehensions taking place in just 23 large U.S. retail companies in 2013. These companies represented 23,204 stores with combined 2013 annual sales of over $660 billion.

Just after the initial release of our Annual Retail Theft Survey statistics, we receive various inquiries regarding the statistics and some of our thoughts behind the numbers. Below are some additional “By Company” statistics that may be of interest to you.

Shoplifting Apprehensions 2013:
. 43.5% (10 of 23 retailers) had an increase.
. 56.5% (13 of 23 retailers) had a decrease.

Shoplifting Apprehension Recovery Dollars 2013:
.  47.8% (11 of 23 retailers) had an increase.
.  34.8% (08 of 23 retailers) had a decrease.
.  17.4% (4 of 23 retailers) reported no change in shoplifter recovery dollars.

Shoplifting Recoveries Without an Apprehension 2013:
.  47.1% (08 of 17 retailers) had an increase.
.  52.9% (09 of 17 retailers) had a decrease.
(Note: Only 17 of our 23 survey participants reported shoplifting recoveries without an apprehension in 2013.)

Dishonest Employee Apprehensions 2013:

.  69.6% (16 of 23 retailers) had an increase.
.  30.4% (07 of 23 retailers) had a decrease.

Dishonest Employee Apprehension Recovery Dollars 2013:
.  52.2% (12 of 23 retailers) had an increase.
.  47.8% (11 of 23 retailers) had a decrease.

2013 Shrinkage Trend:
.  47.8% (11 of 23 retailers) reported an increase in shrink.
.  47.8% (11 of 23 retailers) reported a decrease in shrink.
.  04.4% (01 of 23 retailers) reported no change in their company’s shrink.
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