Hawaii is the fourth most impacted state by retail crime in America
News Release from Forbes Advisor, Nov 14, 2023
Organized retail crime (ORC) has become a pressing issue for retailers in America, with the National Retail Federation reporting that retailers felt that ORC was a higher priority in 2023 than in 2022 (78.1%).
A new Forbes Advisor report analyzed all 50 states and the District of Columbia to find which areas are the most and least affected by retail crime, and Hawaii ranked as the fourth most impacted.
To determine our rankings, we analyzed six metrics, including retail theft relative to population, the total value of stolen goods, and larceny-theft rates.
#4 -- Hawaii
Hawaii’s total score: 82.72 out of 100
- Hawaii has the fifth highest value of stolen goods per resident among all states and D.C. ($288, our study average is $173).
- The Aloha State also ranked fifth worst in our lost tax metric, averaging $60 per resident in lost tax revenue due to retail crime.
- Larceny-theft incidents in 2022 were the 14th highest in Hawaii, averaging 1,532 incidents per 100,000 residents.
- Hawaii is the 15th worst state in our retail theft index. The state accounts for 6% more crime than expected, based on population.
Washington ranks as the state the most impacted by retail crime, and Wyoming is the state the least impacted.
The state with the highest average total value of stolen goods per capita ($430) is Pennsylvania.
You can access the full report, including embeddable graphics, here.
PBN: Hawaii ranked among top five states most impacted by retail theft, according to Forbes Advisor