Retail at Risk in Germany

Police Statistics

The todays published Police Crime Statistics of Germany (PCS) for the year of 2016 shows, that although the total number of incidents decreased in the last year, the number of petty crime, like shoplifting, is still on a high level in Germany.

According to last years report of the EHI Retail Institute, the German retail industry lost 4 Billion Euros in 2015, by which consumer theft is held accountable for about 55 percent of that amount which corresponds to a total loss of 2.2 Billion Euros.

Obviously such losses are of great concern for the retail industry, as they come besides burglary, robbery against staff, product extortion or coercion and bomb threads in the day-to-day business of retailers.

It is worth to note, that around 500 Million Euros of the losses in the framework of customer related theft in 2015 is related to organized crime, which are able to counter „classical“ security solutions like the use of CCTV or employment of house detectives, doorman and security staff by an escalation of violence.

For more details about the report please click on the link below:

2017 German BKA PCS Files (in German Language)

DW Article about EHI Retail Institute Report 2016 (in German language)

Memberships & Partners

Bundesverband für Logistik
Ghorfa Arab-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Logistikinitiative Mecklenburg-Vorpommern


Main Office Sittensen / Germany

Lindenstr. 11, 27419 Sittensen / Germany / Europe

P.O. Box 1417, 27416 Sittensen / Germany / Europe

Phone.: +49 4282 59 40 798

Branch Office Hamburg / Germany

Georgsplatz 1, 4. Floor
20099 Hamburg, Germany, Europe

Phone.: +49 40 879 79 85 0 

Representative Office Florida / USA

66 West Flagger Street, Suite 900,                                                                                                   Downtown Miami
Miami / Florida 33130
United States of America

Tel.: +1 786 7430733

Representative Office Muscat / Oman

Tamina Building, 02nd Floor
Al Nahdha Road, Wattaya, P.O. Box 395
PC 118 Muskat / Sultanate of Oman / Middle East

Phone: +968 2466 7782

Representative Office Singapur / Singapur

3 Temasek Avenue
Centennial Tower / Level 21 / 039190 Singapore
Republik Singapore / Asia

Tel: +65 65 49 72 09

Representative Office Vilnius / Lithuania 

Gedimino pr.20
Vilnius, Lithuania, LT-01103
East Europe

Phone: +370 520 78892