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Analyzing the Impact of Retail Crime on Workplace Health & Safety

Despite a large drop in serious workplace injuries across most industries in Australasia since 2007, retailers are yet to see the same level of decline. With retail crime increasing consistently over the past 2 years, and subsequent aggression and threatening behaviours reaching unprecedented levels, we take a look at the impacts and lessons for retailers.
Education

Incident Reporting Best Practices: The Key to Moving Unknown to Known Shrink

How much of our shrinkage number is due to theft? If you’ve been asked this question once, you’ve been asked it a thousand times. How do you answer this question? Educated guess? Based on indicative feedback? Through deep data analysis? Read here to find out how to move unknown to known shrink.
Inspiration

The Global Retail Crime Summit: Why we did it

As the major conferences began to postpone, reschedule, and cancel due to covid-19, we saw the opportunity to create something different, to democratize the conference experience so anyone in AP/LP could participate for free, to learn and network, from anywhere in the world.
Education

Using Lessons from the GFC and Great Depression to Help Retain your LP Budget

The GFC and post-GFC period may provide the best blueprint as we look ahead to the impact of COVID-19 on the retail sector.
Education

AP/LP is more important than ever

These unprecedented times are already creating new challenges for retailers and communities when it comes to crime. Many customers from across the world have asked us about the impacts that COVID-19 is having and will likely have on retail crime now and in the post-pandemic future.
Education

Will COVID-19 further Accelerate the Decriminalization of Shoplifting in the US?

As we all know, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic the loss prevention (LP) industry was already in a dramatic shift due to the decriminalization of retail theft.
Inspiration

The Catch Phrase that Helped Briscoes Group to Achieve Their Lowest Loss in a Decade

We chatted to Nathan Breed from Briscoes Group about how he built a prevention first culture across the group, how it continues to drive his losses down and how you can employ the same strategies in your store.
Inspiration

How 20 Stores Crowd Sourced Intel to Help Police Stop an Offender’s $16,000 Crime Spree

Here’s how 20 Auckland retailers helped Takapuna police crack a $16,000 case in record time (and what you can do to get better outcomes from your incidents).
Education

The White Gold Epidemic

Anyone who works in loss prevention, knows that the majority of losses from theft aren’t a result of kids stealing candy bars, rather the result of organized retail crime (ORC) syndicates stealing specific goods to sell on the black market for profit.
Education

New Study Examines Global Shrink Rates & Drivers

A recent report examining retail shrink rates around the globe has offered new insights on theft and shrink-related issues in 14 countries. We've summarised the key takeaways for you here.
Inspiration

Joint Operation Puts Organised Retail Crime On Ice in Melbourne

See how a major retailer and Victoria Police recently worked together to break up a multimillion-dollar international theft ring targeting vitamins and infant formula.
Innovation

The Best Thing We Learned at the Police Technology Forum

Find out how Victoria Police are investing in technology to transform their service delivery to keep the community safe.
Education

Are ORC Groups Targeting your Stores?

See how data and intel can help identify organised retail crime in this month's column from our data geek, Lucas Chan Andreassend.
Innovation

The Data Network Effect for Crimefighting

Discover the secret superpower of the Auror platform: the data network effect. Listen along in our first-ever podcast!
Education

Share, Comply and Thrive: how to Share Information Legally to Fight Crime

Privacy expert Gavin Smith examines the legal framework around privacy and sharing information between retailers for the purposes of crime prevention.