MONITORING THE COSTS OF SHRINKAGE AND CRIME IN THE GLOBAL RETAIL INDUSTRY
By The Centre for Retail Research
The Global Retail Theft Barometer 2009 (GRTB 2009) reports on key trends in retail shrinkage and crime in 41 countries and regions across the world, including the U.S., China, India, Europe, Japan and Australia. New countries this year include China, Hong Kong SAR, Morocco, Taiwan and Turkey. Data have been adjusted where appropriate to take account of the inclusion of five new countries. Information for GRTB 2009 has been provided by a confidential survey of 4,200 large retail corporations. Replies were received from 1,069 corporations with combined sales of U.S. $822.8 billion. The response rate was 25.4%. This study, prepared by the Center for Retail Research, Nottingham, England, is the largest survey of retail crime and loss in the world. It is funded by an independent grant from Checkpoint Systems, Inc.. All figures in this report relate to the period of twelve months ending in June 2009.