Recently, there have been robberies and store thefts in many places in the United States. U.S. media reported that crimes against various stores have become more frequent, and U.S. retailers have been impacted.
According to a report from May 27, a store in southwest Houston, Texas, was robbed on the 26th. Police say a gang of people drove down the street in a stolen car and stole the merchandise. The owner said her shop had been stolen several times before, and this time the estimated loss was about $10,000. A gun robbery also occurred at a store in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, on the 27th, and the robbers were at large.
According to US media reports, in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Portland, and other major cities in the United States, various crimes against stores occur frequently. In New York City, data recently released by the local government shows that the number of merchandise theft incidents in New York City in 2022 will increase by 44% year-on-year.
The U.S. media reported that all kinds of store crimes have become more frequent, which has had an impact on retailers large and small in the United States. Large U.S. retailer Target says its stores across the U.S. are experiencing high levels of theft and organised crime. As a result, Target will suffer an additional $500 million in merchandise losses this year. The company also said that this is a problem facing the entire retail industry in the United States.
According to an analysis report published by CNN a few days ago, behind this situation are, on the one hand, the continued high inflation and soaring prices in the United States, which have caused financial problems for a large number of American families; on the other hand, the United States is falling into a society where bad behaviour is normalised. Difficulties, shoplifting, and gun violence crimes are all consequences of this problem.