Washington state hit hardest by retail theft in US: report

Article originally appeared on thepostmillennial.com.

A new report has revealed that Washington state has been the most impacted by retail theft in the US.

According to an analysis by Forbes , based on Washington’s share of the country’s population, the Evergreen State accounts for 48 percent more retail theft than a state its size should.

Washington was also ranked the third worst in the total value of items stolen, with an average loss of $347 per person.

The outlet also placed the Evergreen State in the top 20 worst states for the cost to small businesses from retail crime.The analysis was done by the outlet on retail theft statistics nationwide to find out how much it has been impacting small businesses, those employing up to 50 employees. Investigators examined shoplifting, internal theft, and theft reporting.

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