How do stores find shoplifters?
How do stores find shoplifters?

How do stores track down shoplifters?

Many locally-owned stores use social media to track down shoplifters. They post images from their security footage and ask the community for help identifying the suspect. These methods can be used to find shoplifters long after they have left store property.

How do shoplifters get identified?

How do you detect a shoplifter? The best way to detect a shoplifter is to use a facial recognition system; this way, your store's security team can be notified when a known thief has entered the store.

How likely is it for a shoplifter to get caught?

Shoplifters are caught once out of every 48 times they steal – and, when they are caught, they are arrested 50% of the time. “Professionals” make up only 3% of shoplifters – but this group is responsible for 10% (or more) of all profit loss from theft.

Do stores prosecute shoplifters after the fact?

Stores often prosecute shoplifting without having the police contact you. You don't need to be arrested at the store to be charged. It can take several weeks or months for the retailer to file charges against you.