Employee Theft Statistics
Statistic Verification
Source: Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Easy Small Business HR, Institute for Corporate Productivity, Jack L. Hayes International, Inc.
Research Date: 9.18.2012
The most obvious form of employee theft is stealing cash from customer transactions like the cash register or from the company account. Other forms include time card fraud and office supply theft.
Employee Theft Statistics Data
Amount stolen annually from U.S. businesses by employees $50,000,000,000
Percent of annual revenues lost to theft or fraud 7 %
Percent of employees who have stolen at least once from their employer 75 %
Percent of employees who have stolen at least twice from their employer 37.5 %
Percent of all business bankruptcies caused by employee theft 33 %
Amounts Stolen Percent
$1,000,000 and up 25.3 %
$500,000 – $999,999 9.6 %
$100,000 – $499,999 28.2 %
$10,000 – $49,999 16.8 %
$1,000 – $9,999 7 %
$1,000 or less 1.9 %
Median Amount Stolen $175,000
Demographics  
Men 59.1 %
Women 40.9 %
High School Degree 34 %
Some College 21 %
Bachelor’s Degree 34 %
Postgraduate Degree 11 %
Reported Fraud Statistics Percent
Tip from employee 26.3 %
Accidental discovery 18.8 %
Internal audit 18.8 %
Internal controls 15.4 %
External audit 11.8 %
Tip from customer 8.8 %
Anonymous tip 6.2 %
Tip from vendor 5.1 %
Notification from law enforcement 1.7 %
Other Employee Theft Statistics  
Percent of total thefts committed by a manager 37.1 %
Percent of total thefts by an employee who had ideas stolen at work 29 %
Average time office fraud lasts before detected 2 years
Retail employees arrested for workplace theft 1 in 30
Sources of Inventory Shrinkage in Retail Percent
Employee Theft 42.7 %
Shoplifting 35.6 %
Administrative Error 15.4 %
Vendor Fraud 3.7 %
Unknown 3.9 %
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