- More than 200 violent crimes, including attempted kidnappings and multiple stabbings, shooting, and murders, have occurred at the nation's 4,500 Walmart's this year, or one a day.
- Walmart has one worker for every 524 square feet of retail space - a 19% increase in space per employee from a decade ago.
- Greeters have been removed from all Walmart stores. No greeters, removing people for self-checkout, less security guards > crime per Walmart store?
- Target < crime than Walmart, but Walmart >operation hours than Target.
- Walmart decides on the security budget each store based in part on a database of how much crime happens on its property.
Saturday, August 20, 2016
Walmart's Crime Problem
From the current issue of Bloomberg Businessweek -