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.
A Santa Barbara dance couple had the performance of a lifetime at the Oxnard Salsa Festival this past weekend.
Authorities have identified Richmond Corrales Eskridge as the 22-year-old man from Big Sur that was killed Saturday morning after his Ford F150 pickup truck rolled several times and went down a steep embankment.
Photo: Capt. Dave Zaniboni/Santa Barbara Co. Fire Dept.
Emergency crews responded to a report of a multi-vehicle accident on state Route 154 just east of San Marcos Road Monday afternoon.
Source: Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Dept.
Two local men will not be face attempted murder charges after a recent shooting in Isla Vista.
Errol Flynn's boat Cheerio II placed 2nd in its class at the 38th Annual McNish Classic Yacht Race off the Channel Islands Harbor on Saturday.
John Palminteri photo
A representative with the Venoco oil company says that the company plans to ask the City of Goleta, as early as Tuesday, for an emergency permit to move out remaining oil from its assets.
The Isla Vista Foot Patrol and UC Santa Barbara police, are investigating reports of a robbery that occurred in Isla Vista Monday afternoon.
Keith Carls photo
Santa Maria police were called out Monday afternoon to a residential home in the area of Western Avenue and Church Street in Santa Maria to investigate a possible domestic disturbance call.
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