Portland, Oregon

San Francisco


An increase in shoplifting crime is blamed on

An increase in shoplifting and property vandalism are reportedly spreading to other countries.

Recent crime data itself is flawed due to a change in reporting crimes in 2021.

Some media stories assert this is all over blown – Stores say shoplifting is a national crisis. The numbers don’t back it up | CNN Business and After San Francisco shoplifting video goes viral, officials argue thefts aren’t rampant (nbcnews.com)