The U.S. Justice Department compiled statistics about the most-shoplifted consumer goods, and we were not surprised at all about one of the products. Shoplifting costs stores over $13 billion annually and while security measures are constantly improved, the thieves always find a way to get what they want. Here are the top 9 items shoplifted:
#2 Razors – The Mach products from Gillette are always among the most taken razors since they are relatively pricey and high in demand. Americans aren’t alone in this trend; razors have ranked among the top shoplifted items in the world since at least 2003.
#3 Baby Formula – When you consider the fact that it costs more than $10,000 each year to take care of a child, it’s really not surprising that formula is high on the list.
#4 Cosmetics – Most thieves go for the more expensive make-up or hair care brands to either use or sell, causing cosmetics brands to lose as much as 2% of sales to shoplifting.
#5 Alcohol – People who are already drunk often go for lower-end brands, but the power names in alcohol, like Grey Goose vodka and Hennessy Cognac, and trendy beverages, such as Mike’s Hard Lemonade, often fly off the shelves into sticky fingers if not locked up.
#6 Laptops – The FBI’s National Crime Information Center found that more than 100,000 laptops have been stolen annually in recent years. When you consider the price each laptop could fetch, those shoplifters no doubt made a tidy profit.
#7 Over-the-counter drugs – Headache medicine, Preparation H, and heartburn tablets are some of the most popular because they can be sold easily on the gray market. Other items like pregnancy tests and weight-loss pills are often stolen because people are embarrassed to purchase them.
#8 Smartphones – Like alcohol, mobile phones can be habit-forming. Smart stores look into GPS applications that could allow them to track stolen phones.
#9 Clothing – Stores used to use those giant, bulky security tags, but now they are much smaller and usually concealed. Still, some people simply must have the latest fashion, even if they can’t afford it.
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