The rise in shopliftings across the US due to economic and social disruption is costing retailers a huge toll.

The increase in the number of thefts has cost some U.S. retailers hundreds of millions of dollars amid increased security and surveillance measures.

Data from the American Retail Federation shows that retailers' concerns about shoplifting have been heightened by the economic and social upheavals that followed the spread of the coronavirus, prompting companies to spend millions of dollars trying to secure their goods and employees.

In the midst of the coronavirus outbreak over the past two years, the United States has witnessed a large wave of looting crimes that have ravaged stores in major American cities, while robberies and thefts continued as economic conditions deteriorated and the US economy is close to entering recession.

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