Organized retail theft continues to have a monumental impact on bottom-line profits, with losses
exceeding $700,000 per every 1 billion in sales; an increase of another 2% in 2020. Leading the national
theft figures are the California metropolitan areas of San Francisco and Los Angeles. Traditional retailers
already struggling with eCommerce competition are unable to dedicate adequate resources to fight this
growing criminal threat.
Retailers simply do not have the training or experience to deploy effective strategies to identify the
criminal cells and establish the elements of penal code 490.4 to deter these groups. Liability, brand
reputation and threat of industrial injury to employees influence corporate policies that reduces the
chance to quickly curb the loss and present an effective case for prosecution.