The National Retail Federation's ninth annual Organized Retail Crime Survey states that while shoplifting has dropped slightly in the U.S. over the past year, it's still a big problem.
Of the 125 retail companies surveyed, more than 93 percent say their company has been the victim of organized retail crime in the past year, down from the record 96 percent last year.
Some commonly shoplifted items are not surprising, but others will leave you scratching your head. Here's an unranked list of the most shoplifted items.
Weight Loss Pills.
Electric Toothbrushes And Replacement Heads.
Diabetic Testing Strips.
Lotions And Creams.
LCD Monitors And Televisions.
High-End Vacuum Cleaners.
Kitchen Aid Mixers.
To read more about the most shoplifted items, click here.
Shia LeBeouf appeared in Manhattan criminal court Thursday morning over charges stemming from a June incident at a Broadway performance of "Cabaret."
An associate professor of Feminist Studies at UC Santa Barbara pleaded "no contest" to three misdemeanor charges against her.
Ten days after a boater went missing , his remains were found in Cachuma Lake.
A former flower vendor at UC Santa Barbara has a "pop up" site in downtown Santa Barbara just in time for Fiesta.
A suspicious death investigation is underway in San Luis Obispo. Police officers responded to the 3800 block of South Higuera Street around 9 a.m. Friday for a welfare check.
Emma Posadas-Espinoza lived in a home on North F Street in Lompoc where neighbors say she was well-known and well-liked.
Drought dry Santa Barbara saw quite a gusher of water go down the drain this morning when a fire hydrant was sheared off.
Lot of fun events are going on in your neighborhoods this weekend. First Alert Meteorologist Meredith Garofalo shares her favorite picks up and down the coast.
Here are just a few of the photos that viewers have sent in for our Fiesta Photo Contest! Do you have photos you would like to share and enter? Post them on our KEYT or Central Coast News Facebook pages. Here is a link for more details on the Fiesta Photo Contest, sponsored by Samy's Camera - Santa Barbara - http://www.keyt.com/news/2014-fiesta-photo-contest/27119292
It seems that residents of Louisiana are some of the happiest people in the country, and New Yorkers remain some of the unhappiest, according to a new report. Take a look at the happiest - and unhappiest - U.S. cities.
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