Thursday, October 20, 2011

2011 Crime Trends by Retail Industry Leaders Association

The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) has released its "Crime Trends & Leading Practices Survey" dated October 2011. 
"The Retail Industry Leaders Association’s (RILA) Crime Trends and Leading Practices Survey was launched in December 2008 in an effort to measure the correlation between criminal activity and the economic downturn among the nation’s leading retailers. RILA has continued to monitor crime trends, conducting follow-up surveys in May 2009, January 2010 and August 2010. In August 2010, the survey was expanded to solicit feedback from retailers regarding effective criminal risk mitigation tools as part of an industry-wide collaborative effort to combat retail crime. Survey participants were asked to report measured or perceived changes in crimes perpetrated against retailers over the past year and to share leading practices for minimizing business risks. Reflective of RILA’s membership, respondents represented all retail segments: building/garden equipment, clothing/accessories, food/beverage, furniture/electronics/appliances, general merchandise, motor vehicles/parts, Sporting goods/hobby /books/music and miscellaneous."
The link below will bring you to an Adobe Acrobat PDF file located on the RILA web site where you can read or download the report.  Lots of graphs and statistical reporting - if you are a Loss Prevention specialist it is worth checking out.

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