Below you’ll find an Infographic that 2MCCTV created using the data from the annual retail theft survey, by Jack L. Hayes International. Every year, retail companies lose millions of dollars to shoplifters and dishonest employees.
24 of the largest retail companies with 18,518 stores & over $589 billion in retail sales were surveyed. In 2011 alone, over 6 billion dollars was stolen. Over $161 million was recovered from both shoplifting and employee theft, which is only about 2.7% of what was actually stolen. The below Infographic compares the number of total apprehensions and money recovered from both groups in the U.S. in 2011 compared to 2010.
When most people think about a surveillance system, they think about cameras placed in a business that are capturing a crime from a criminal stranger. We can see a lone cashier in a convenience store being robbed by a masked gunman. That is certainly a great use of cameras in a business, but it is not the only use. Internal theft represents a huge loss of money for business owners, more in fact than external theft. I could write a blog just about that, but I want to write about loss of assets due to employee mismanagement. Not every loss in a business comes from some sinister plot to steal money or products. Sometimes simple mistakes or carelessness cause a company to lose money.
Home Security Store’s latest infographic, entitled “Odds of Burglary in America” indicates that the South has more burglaries than other regions, with Houston being the city with the very highest burglary rate, followed by Chicago and Dallas, says infographic artist Justin Marini.The infographic was created by home security ecommerce retailer Home Security Store and features information provided by the FBI and the National Burglar and
Fire Alarm Association.Infographics, or information graphics, are graphic visualizations of information, data, or knowledge, adds Marini. “The graphs can be very useful in understanding complex information. The information we present is not too complex, but does serve as an eye opener for some homeowners who may think they are safer than they really are.”