Shoplifting Statistics

Shoplifting / Stealing Statistics Data
Number of people who currently shoplift in the U.S. 27,000,000
Number of people who have been caught shoplifting within the past five years 10,000,000
Odds of getting caught shoplifting 1 in 48
Percent of shoplifters who are kids 25 %
Percent of shoplifters who say they started in their teens 55 %
Percent of shoplifting incidents that were not planned in advance 72 %
Percent of kids who say they know other kids who shoplift 89 %
Odds of a shoplifter being turned over to the police 1 in 2
Percent of shoplifters who are considered "professionals" 3 %
Percent who said it is hard for them to stop even after getting caught 45 %
Average number of times a habitual shoplifter steals in a week 1.6
Age when most shoplifters quit their stealing habit 24
Total amount stolen from retailers each year $13,000,000,000
Median value of a shoplifting theft $37.50
Retail Store Security Statistics Percent Utilizing
Percent of stores with a visible CCTV 70 %
Stores with a hidden CCTV 46 %
Percent with a plainclothes store detective 33 %
Door receipt checker 27 %
Ink tags 27 %
Radio-frequency tags 20 %
Fitting-room attendant 15 %
Observation booth 2 %
Statistic & Data References
Sources: National Retail Security Survey, Transylvania University Study, NASP
Date research was conducted: July 24th, 2016
Research sample size: 9,278 Correspondants ( 2,123 In Peson / 7,155 Online )