Top 20 Most Shoplifted Things

June 23, 2016


96 percent of retailers surveyed by something called the National Retail Federation have been a victim of organized retail crime, or shoplifting with the intent of selling the stolen goods.( I read too much) Thieves really go after things of this type of shoplifting, typically sell the stolen goods on street corners, flea markets or pawn shops. In a particularly brazen move, they may also return the stolen goods to the store for a fraudulent refund. Here are the top 20 most shoplifted items:

1. Diabetic testing strips

2. High-end liquor

3. Laptop computers

4. Cigarettes

5. Infant formula

6. Denim jeans

7. Digital cameras

8. Allergy medicine

9. Designer clothing

10. Handbags

11. Lotions and creams

12. Cell phones

13. LCD televisions and monitors

14. Kitchen Aid mixers

15. Pregnancy tests

16. Pain relievers

17. High-end vacuum cleaners

18. Energy drinks

19. Weight loss pills

20. Electric toothbrushes and replacement heads

The top 10 cities for shoplifting:

1. Atlanta

2. Baltimore/Washington, DC

3. Chicago

4. Dallas

5. Houston

6. Los Angeles/Orange County, CA

7. Miami

8. New York City

9. Phoenix

10. San Francisco/Oakland