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The Q1 ORC report is a data driven, detailed audit of all publically reported ORC crimes in the U.S.  


Last year, the D&D Daily gave you, for the first time ever, a four year study of publically reported ORC Cases. We analyzed the numbers of every single ORC case that was reported on since 2012, and provided you with the number of cases, dollar amount reported from each year, and the top trends driving organized retail crime.

Now, we are going to give you a look at this first quarter in terms of how organized retail crime is projected to develop for the rest of 2016. Here is the Daily's breakdown of this year's Quarter 1, compared to first quarters over the past four years. So far, it looks close in numbers to last year's first quarter. Could this year beat out last year? We will have to wait and see.

So far in the first quarter of 2016, the Daily has reported 368 Cases with a total of 762 suspects, and over $208 million dollars reported.

The top 5 cases by dollar amount that the Daily has reported thus far are:
Leader of International, $200 Million Credit Card Fraud Scheme

Five Arrested in $1 Million+ Florida Cargo Theft Ring

'Shoulder surfing' husband gets prison in $600K Walmart Check Scam

Workers steal over $500,000 of Lobster Meat from Distribution Center

$500,000 Major CC Fraud Gang Busted in Atlanta hitting Best Buy Stores

Year # of Cases $ Amount Reported # of Suspects
2012 106 $20,420,270 572
2013 180 $224,555,110 714
2014 245 $116,392,986 649
2015 395 $380,464,168 894
2016 368 $208,051,138 762


Of our 762 total suspects, 423 reported were male, and 250 reported were female. Below is also a breakdown of the number of suspects reported the past four years, with number of male and female suspects, as well as those with a gender not reported.




Year # of Suspects Male Female # with Gender Not Reported % of Male % of Female
2012 572 191 100 281 65.6% 34.4%
2013 714 241 144 329 62.6% 37.4%
2014 649 408 241 0 62.9% 37.1%
2015 894 480 298 116 61.7% 38.3%
2016 762 423 250 89 62.9% 37.1%


Out of the 368 cases, the methods that were used the most were Credit Card Fraud (11.4% with 42 incidents), theft (37.2% with 137 incidents) and shoplifting (21.7% with 80 incidents).

This graph represents the number of different methods used in ORC cases reported in the D&D Daily. Theft, Shoplifting and Credit Card Fraud are by far the main culprits, making up 259 cases or 70% of the total 368 cases.


This map represents the number of cases per state that the Daily has reported from January 1st through March 31st. The five states with the highest number of cases are California (36), New York (31), Pennsylvania (29), Florida (28) and Texas (26).


Columbus, OH: Leader of $1.2 Million stolen credit-card ring gets five years in prison; "People of your age and no legitimate work don't drive a Porsche Panamara."
Francois G. Toure admits to being a spoiled child at age 26. Now, the son of a former high-ranking official in Guinea has five years to grow up. That's the prison sentence a federal judge imposed on Tuesday for Toure's role in leading a complex stolen-credit-card-number ring. Secret Service agents said the group, self-dubbed "Youngest in Charge," re-encoded the magnetic strips of gift cards with stolen credit-card information obtained over the Internet. They used the cards to buy gift cards and merchandise that they then sold. Toure obtained some numbers from credit-card theft gangs in China.

The operation stole almost $1.2 million from 289 banks around the world and their customers between April 2012 and March 2015. Toure will have to forfeit his luxury car as part of his plea agreement, Judge Watson said, "People of your age and no legitimate work don't drive a Porsche Panamara." It didn't help Toure's case that after he was freed from jail in December, he was caught using a stolen credit card at Saks 5th Avenue.

Athens, GA: Employee suspected of stealing vintage Louis Vuitton handbags
The owner of Agora Vintage on East Broad Street reported to police she suspected an employee, working with a customer, was responsible for the theft of two Louis Vuitton handbags with a combined value of $4,500 from the store.

Tempe, AZ: Couple arrested for stealing from Target and Total Wine
A Valley couple is facing multiple charges in connection with nine thefts of Tempe-area Target stores and two Total Wine stores.

Court records show that Renard Owens and Ashley Smythe stole more than $4,000 worth of merchandise from Target, and over $1,000 from Total Wine. Police say from February 8 to May 3, the couple stole from two local Target stores as well as thefts at two Tempe Total Wine stores, where they stole $1,200 worth of spirits. The pair would allegedly sell the liquor to people in their neighborhood. After they were arrested, the suspects reportedly told police that they needed the money to pay bills, especially baby formula and diapers.

Hanover Twp. PA: Man facing felony charges after stealing $4,000 in tools and jewelry
Kyle S. Heim was arraigned Tuesday afternoon on theft and receiving stolen property charges after allegedly swiping an armful of power tools from the Fastenal retail store and a gold necklace from Kay Jewelers, both in Hanover Township.

Royal Palm Beach, FL: Cashier charges friend for Skittles, not for $2,400 in electronics
An employee at a store in the 400 block of South State Road 7 gave an acquaintance a big discount on two occasions. The first time the man bought video gaming systems but was charged for only a bag of Skittles. On the second visit, the man bought two iPads, two iPod Touch devices and a video game. Again, he was charged for a $1.49 bag of Skittles. A tally of the stolen items came to $2,389.93. The employee, who would not provide information on his friend, was arrested and taken to the county jail.

East Lampeter Twp, PA: Woman sought in $1,634 theft at Route 30 Wal-Mart
Police are seeking a woman in connection to the theft of $1,634 worth of merchandise from an East Lampeter Township store. She was captured on store surveillance. The incident occurred on Monday.

Muskegon County, MI: Terrance Brian Davis, 46, of Muskegon Heights, one year jail, two years probation for organized retail crime, third-time habitual offender


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