Top 10 cities for organized retail crime

Washington, D.C.  -- Atlanta, Chicago and Dallas were identified as the cities most problematic with regard to organized retail crime (ORC) rings, according to the National Retail Federation’s seventh annual Organized Retail Crime survey. Of the 129 retail companies, 94.5% reported having been the victim of organized retail crime in the past 12 months, up 6% over last year.

The cities most problematic for ORC rings were:

  • Atlanta
  • Chicago
  • Dallas
  • Houston
  • Las Vegas
  • Los Angeles
  • Miami, FL
  • New York, NY/Northern NJ
  • Philadelphia
  • Phoenix

Loss-prevention executives say senior leadership is more likely to understand how organized retail crime impacts the company’s bottom line.

Over half of survey respondents (58.3%) believe their top management understands organized retail crime, up 16% over last year. As a result, many companies are allocating additional resources – including more personnel and greater investment in technology – to combat the problem.

The 2011 NRF Organized Retail Crime survey was conducted from April 19 – May 10, 2011 by the NRF.

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