Retail Employee Theft Statistics [Fresh Research]

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"Employee theft costs US businesses $50 billion annually."

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"37.5% of employees who commit retail theft are never caught."

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"The average retail theft amount by employees is $1,264."

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"The average amount of time between hiring and first theft incident is 24.6 months."

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"64% of small businesses have experienced employee theft."

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"The average restitution ordered for employee theft is $23,000."

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"Companies with hotlines to report theft have a 50% lower median loss than those without."

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"Men are responsible for 55% of employee theft cases in retail."

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"In 58% of retail employee theft cases, surveillance equipment was not used properly."

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"50% of retailers believe that employee theft may account for 20% or more of their losses."

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