The 2008 National Retail Security Survey by Richard C. Hollinger, PhD and Amanda Adams, MA (University of Flordia) is now available. The survey, conducted yearly, is one of the mainstays and barometers of the state of retail security and closely followed by us in the retail security industry.
If you are a retail security/loss prevention practioner you can obtain a copy of the report by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org - you will need to complete a short survey as they want to make sure this report does not fall into the wrong hands. If approved, you will be sent an email link and password to access the report.
Just a tidbit from the report - shrink is up over last year.
Curtis Baillie - Security Consulting Strategies, LLC