How Big is the Problem?

"According to Congressional testimony and industry experts, ORC (Organized Retail Crime) losses total an estimated $15-30 billion annually." 
--National Retail Federation, Organized Retail Crime Survey (2010)

"It robs local and state governments of tax revenue and can also injure the health of consumers." 
--Security Management Magazine (2010)

The American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) Foundation released a report on ORC that cited estimates that organized retail theft costs anywhere between $9 billion and $35 billion annually. 
-- American Society for Industrial Security

Property Crimes Represent 85% of All Crime Reported.  Property crime is an offense that impacts many citizens each year.  For the business community, crime is an economic development issue because of its impact on the economic well being of its citizens and industry.  

The Response

Partnerships between law enforcement and retail investigators are forming to combat the problem.  These Alliances share cross jurisdictional information to identify, disrupt, and apprehend Organized Retail Crime (ORC) crews.

Community Policing-
A True Crime Fighting Partnership

Join Hawaii's "Crime Fighting" Community

Our website and its mapping capabilities are focused on providing real-time criminal intelligence that will allow law enforcement and retailers the ability to identify and resolve cases that impact the "larger picture" or property related crimes. A true crime fighting partnership!

HIORCA operates like a business "crime watch" that allows stakeholders to communicate about criminal activity impacting their businesses on a real time basis. Community partners use the system to alert each other about criminal incidents impacting their business or geographic area, in an effort to prevent other partners from being victimized.

Community Policing Partnerships are effective at preventing crime and solving community public safety issues.

Through a collaborative partnership, law enforcement and the business community will be able to work together to develop new, and innovative ways to combat illicit Organized Retail Crime (ORC) networks. 

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