POLICING THE STORE

If it's statistics you want about loss prevention, don't fret, the numbers are everywhere.The latest National Retail Security Survey shows U.S. retailers lost more than $13.2 billion from just employee theft last year and $29 billion overall. Employee theft was up 2%.The University of Florida-sponsored study revealed the major culprits of inventory shrinkage as:Employee theft, 44.5%Shoplifting, 32.7%Administrative

If it's statistics you want about loss prevention, don't fret, the numbers are everywhere.

The latest National Retail Security Survey shows U.S. retailers lost more than $13.2 billion from just employee theft last year and $29 billion overall. Employee theft was up 2%.

The University of Florida-sponsored study revealed the major culprits of inventory shrinkage as:

Employee theft, 44.5%

Shoplifting, 32.7%

Administrative error, 17.5%

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