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‘We Can’t Stop Them’: NYC Shoplifting Set Record Again In 2022

  • The number of shoplifting complaints in New York City surged to more than 63,000 last year — a 45% jump over the roughly 45,000 reported in 2021 and a nearly 275% jump compared to the mid-2000s, the statistics show.
  • “People keep taking things and we can’t stop them,” one frustrated employee told The Post on Thursday inside a Lower Manhattan Target that was hit hundreds of times.
  • “It’s a problem with all retail in the area. At some point, there won’t even be a store.”
  • The staggering data highlights business owners’ recent woes as they continue to wait for Mayor Eric Adams to make good on his promise two months ago to help during a citywide summit.
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