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  • 4.2 million youth/young adults within the US experience homelessness, 700,000 unaccompanied minors

  • 55% of shoplifters began shoplifting when they were teenagers
  • 89% of children know other children who shoplift – and 66% of respondents say they hang out with those juvenile shoplifters.,3%25%20of%20their%20total%20sales.

  • “For every $330 worth of products stolen, a retailer has to sell an incremental $300,000 worth of goods to break even,” said Burt Flickinger, managing director of retail consultancy Strategic Resource Group. “We’ve talked to retailers across America who say shoplifting is now 2% to 3% of their total sales.

  • On average 550,000 shoplifting incidents per day
  • 13 billion dollars stolen from retailers per year
  • 10% of the US population or 27 million shoplifters today
  • 25% juvenile shoplifters 75% adult shoplifters, 55% of those adults say started in late teens
  • 72% juvenile 73% adult make decision to shoplift while in the store
  • 1 in 48 shoplifters caught
  • 47% of high school students shoplifted this year
  • 50% shoplifters turned to police