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The National Retail Federation (NRF) recently published their 2012 Organized Retail Crime Survey.

In their report, they unveiled the 22 top stolen items. The most popular items targeted are those goods which are in high demand that criminals can resell for near-retail price.

In no particular, they are listed as follows:


  • Cigarettes
  • Energy drinks
  • High-end liquor
  • Infant formula


  • Denim jeans
  • Designer clothing/denim
  • Handbags

Over-the-Counter Medicine

  • Allergy medicine
  • Diabetic testing strips
  • Pain relievers
  • Weight loss pills


  • Cell phones
  • Digital cameras
  • Digital recorders
  • GPS devices
  • Laptops
  • LCD monitors & televisions

Health & Beauty

  • Electric toothbrushes & replacement heads
  • Lotions and creams
  • Pregnancy tests


  • High-end vacuums
  • Kitchen Aid mixers

The survey is completed by 125 retail loss prevention executives representing department/big box stores, discount, drug, grocery, restaurant and specialty retailers.