– “Walmart’s Out-of-Control Crime Problem Is Driving Police Crazy”
“The retailer’s aggressive cost cutting has unintended consequences.”
“Police reports from dozens of stores suggest the number of petty crimes committed on Walmart properties nationwide this year will be in the hundreds of thousands. But people dashing out the door with merchandise is the least troubling part of Walmart’s crime problem. More than 200 violent crimes, including attempted kidnappings and multiple stabbings, shootings, and murders, have occurred at the nation’s 4,500 Walmarts this year, or about one a day, according to an analysis of media reports. Sometimes they’re spectacular enough to get national attention.”
“Chief Executive Officer Doug McMillon, who took charge of the giant retailer in February 2014, has made reducing crime a top priority.”
“Police chiefs and their officers on the ground say that’s just not so,” by Shannon Pettypiece and David Voreacos, Bloomberg Businessweek.
Yelm Police Chief Todd Stancil told me Yelm’s Super Wal-Mart also garners an extraordinary amount of his officers’ time, calls, and attention.