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October 2023

Diving Beyond Boosters into Organized Retail Crime Rings

Boosters, the people who steal merchandise, are often the most visible aspect of the Organized Retail Crime supply chain. But new initiatives and investigations are attempting to shed light on the other players involved to hold them accountable and deter future criminal activity.

Fast Facts: 4 Hubs of Illicit Trade

Criminal networks are gravitating to hubs of illicit trade to generate greater profits. Here are four locations around the globe where these hubs are active—and characteristics that allow them to flourish.