ORC crime increased by 26.5% from 2020. Retailers are adding security guards to their stores to reduce crime.
— Fahim Abid, APS Security Director
Simi Valley, CA, USA, December 12, 2022 /EIN Presswire.com/ — Retailers have lost nearly $100 billion to shoplifting and organized retail crime (ORC) activity. According to the National Retail Foundation (NRF) Investigation, with a “shrinkage” rate of 1.4% in 2021, representing a loss of $94.5 billion. ORC crime increased by 26.5% from 2020. Retailers are adding security guards to their stores to reduce crime.
“Especially in cities where retail crime is rampant, we are being asked to post guards at store entrances and other strategic store locations,” said Fahim Abid’s Director of Security. Access Patrol Service (APS) is a security company serving the states of California and Arizona. “I have never seen such a high demand for retail security services.” Thirty-two percent of his NRF survey respondents said they are increasing their security guard budgets.
NRF research also notes that ORC thefts are often accompanied by violence and attacks against employees and customers. “It’s not the employee’s or customer’s job to stop the theft,” says Abid. “In the past, security staff were often asked to take a ‘no-interference’ approach when they confirmed a theft was in progress. it is changing. Security guards are often allowed to do so once they have the opportunity to safely thwart a theft attempt and detain a criminal. “
Retailers see no signs of abating crime. Walmart recently noted that it may have to close stores and raise prices because of ORC. Target said it has lost $400 million so far in 2022 due to theft.
The items most targeted by thieves are apparel, electronics, health and beauty, accessories, and shoes. “Until tougher penalties are imposed and stronger precautions are taken against these thieves, retailers will continue to suffer heavy losses,” Abid said. “Security guards are only part of the solution.”
Access patrol services provide both armed and unarmed guards. Security guards patrol her 24/7 shopping malls, strip malls, small and large box stores.
For more information on retail security services in California and Arizona, call Access Patrol Services at 866-770-0004 or https://accesspatrolservice.com.
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