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Burglary of Retail Establishments POP
Problem-Oriented Guides for Police (POP’s) summarize knowledge about how police can reduce the harm caused by specific crime and disorder problems by preventing problems and improving overall incident response. This edition explores retail burglaries.
-Retail Burglaries are a relatively new topic of study in the US
-Retail Burglaries tend to be 20 percent more costly than domestic burglaries
-Much of this cost is often associated with repairs, prevention is key
-Once a store is hit once, its likelihood to be hit again increases significantly.
-While shoplifters will sometimes be otherwise normal citizens, burglars often have convictions for other serious crimes, and may be viewed as a more dangerous demographic