The Items Most Stolen in America

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People in America are sometimes the subject of a robbery and there are some items that are stolen more often than others. That’s because they are worth something to a person who steals and resells items or the person simply can’t afford the item.
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Razors

There are a lot of fancy razors on the market and they have a high resale value, which makes them something that are stolen often.
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Alcohol

Between teenagers who aren’t allowed to buy alcohol and people who want it and can’t afford it, liquor is often stolen from stores in America.
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Meat

It might be surprising to find that meat is one of the top stolen items in America. It could be because it costs so much, but some stores have started hiding security tags under the meat to catch shoplifters.
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Over-the-Counter Medications

Things like aspirin, diet pills and heartburn meds are stolen both by people who can’t afford them and by people who want to sell them on the black market.
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Make-Up

Most cosmetics are small enough to fit in a pocket, so they are often shoplifted in department and drug stores.
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Laptops

Laptops keep getting smaller, making them easier to steal. In fact, about 100,000 of them are stolen each year. Usually laptops are swiped so they can be sold on the black market.
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Baby Formula

Many parents have trouble affording formula, so they may steal it. Other people steal it and use it as filler for cocaine and heroin.
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Clothing

The privacy that a dressing room provides also offers the perfect opportunity to stash clothing in bags or under the clothes that were worn into the store.
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Women’s Perfume

Because women’s perfume comes in small containers, it is often stashed in a bag or pocket and stolen with ease.
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Smartphones

Many people experienced in theft and technology can steal a smartphone and make it work, thereby making it valuable for resale.
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Shoes

Skilled theifs can walk into a store, try on a pair of expensive shoes, and then simply walk out wearing them.
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