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  • Martin Votruba
    Theft in supermarkets and other retail stores has dropped to the global average (1.36%) in post-communist Central Europe. It was noticeably higher there
    Message 1 of 3 , Dec 12, 2007
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      Theft in supermarkets and other retail stores has dropped to the
      global average (1.36%) in post-communist Central Europe. It was
      noticeably higher there shortly after the collapse of communism. The
      differences among countries across Europe and North America are quite
      small, but Austria and Switzerland have the most honest Europeans in
      supermarkets like in earlier such surveys. This is the value of
      stolen merchandise as % of sales in Central Europe:

      0.94% Austria
      0.96% Switzerland
      1.10% Germany
      1.34% Poland
      1.36% Slovakia, Hungary
      1.41% Czech R.

      1.52% US

      A major difference between Europe and the US is that about 60% of the
      theft is committed by employees here, while the ratio is more than
      reversed in Europe -- about 65% of the goods are swiped by customers.
      Another explanation, however, may be that the US stores are better at
      catching their own employees.


      Martin

      votruba "at" pitt "dot" edu
    • votrubam
      The British Centre for Retail Research has has released its latest survey of shrinkage (shoplifting) around the world. It s the worst in India with 2.72
      Message 2 of 3 , Oct 19, 2010
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        The British Centre for Retail Research has has released its latest survey of shrinkage (shoplifting) around the world. It's the worst in India with 2.72 percent of the value of sales, far above the next country, Morocco, with 1.64 percent. It is best in Taiwan with 0.87 percent. Here's Central Europe and the U.S. (a lower number means less shoplifting):

        0.97 Austria
        1.00 Switzerland
        1.12 Germany
        1.35 Poland
        1.37 Slovakia
        1.38 Hungary
        1.40 Czech R.
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        1.50 U.S.

        People mostly steal cosmetics, alcohol, women's clothing. About a third of the stolen merchandise is taken by store employees.


        Martin
      • LongJohn Wayne
        So Slovaks seem to be more honest & trustworthy than Americans, generally speaking.  I ll go along w/ that. ... From: votrubam Subject:
        Message 3 of 3 , Oct 19, 2010
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          So Slovaks seem to be more honest & trustworthy than Americans, generally speaking.  I'll go along w/ that.

          --- On Tue, 10/19/10, votrubam <votrubam@...> wrote:

          From: votrubam <votrubam@...>
          Subject: [Slovak-World] Shoplifting
          To: Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com
          Date: Tuesday, October 19, 2010, 12:43 PM







           









          The British Centre for Retail Research has has released its latest survey of shrinkage (shoplifting) around the world. It's the worst in India with 2.72 percent of the value of sales, far above the next country, Morocco, with 1.64 percent. It is best in Taiwan with 0.87 percent. Here's Central Europe and the U.S. (a lower number means less shoplifting):



          0.97 Austria

          1.00 Switzerland

          1.12 Germany

          1.35 Poland

          1.37 Slovakia

          1.38 Hungary

          1.40 Czech R.

          --

          1.50 U.S.



          People mostly steal cosmetics, alcohol, women's clothing. About a third of the stolen merchandise is taken by store employees.



          Martin

























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