Seeing empty shelves at the store? It could be the holiday rush — or theft. Chicago is one of the U.S. cities most affected by organized retail theft, according to a report from the National Retail Federation.
Chicago ranked fourth among U.S. cities hardest hit by organized theft in 2019, behind Los Angeles, New York and Houston, the retail trade group said Thursday. The results were included in an annual survey that asked retailers to name the cities where their stores and distribution centers were most affected by organized retail crime.