Thefts are increasing in America these days, which are basically items like toothpaste, chocolate, washing powder and deodorant. In such a situation, to avoid theft, these goods are being kept locked.
These days a very different scene is being seen at many retail shops in America. Usually, things like toothpaste, chocolate, washing powder, deodorant are being kept locked in shops. These everyday things are being kept under lock and key in a rich country like America. In such a situation, it is important to know why this is happening here.
In fact, thefts are increasing in America these days, which are basically items like toothpaste, chocolate, washing powder and deodorant. In such a situation, to avoid theft, these goods are being kept locked. The reason given behind these thefts is that the cost of living has increased. In such a situation, people have resorted to stealing everyday items from retail shops. The incidents of theft have started increasing due to increase in inflation. There are many customers who are not desisting from stealing goods from shops.
In this regard, AFP has also presented a report according to which customers say that they are afraid to go to the shops. On the other hand, some organized gangs are also carrying out incidents of theft of goods in America. It is believed that these gangs are basically targeting the big US retailers Walmart and Target. At the same time, drug majors CVS and Walgreens and retail outlets have expressed concern about the increasing incidents of shoplifting. The increase in theft incidents has also affected the income of the companies.
This is the statement of retail outlets
Explain that in retail outlets, the customers themselves pick up the items kept on the shelf in their baskets. There are salesmen here to help people. On the other hand, when people themselves have the facility to keep goods in the shopping basket, then the incidents of theft increase. According to statistics, there has been a 120 percent increase in theft incidents in the last few months.
billions of dollars lost
According to the National Retail Federation Retail Security Survey 2022 regarding this type of theft happening in America, shopkeepers have suffered huge losses due to this. American shoppers were expected to lose approximately $94.5 billion in 2021 due to theft incidents. According to the survey, there was an increase of 26.5 percent in the incidents of organized crime in the year 2021 in America. At the same time, it has also come to the fore that such incidents have increased since the corona virus epidemic.
Know the reason for thefts
Let us tell you that the US Federal Research has continuously increased the interest rates, behind which the rising inflation in America has been told. The interest rates which used to be at zero at some point of time have reached 5.5 percent in the last 18 months. This level is the highest in the last 22 years. Due to its increase, people are directly seeing the impact of inflation. The incidents of theft have increased due to high inflation. This is the reason why everyday things are being kept locked in the shops as a precautionary measure so that the incidents of theft can be reduced.