Washington State’s Attorney General, Bob Ferguson, and Renée Sunde, President/CEO of WR, will speak on the timely topic of crime impacting businesses at Thurston Chamber’s Forum luncheon on Wednesday, November 9.
According to a December 2021 report by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, property crime accounted for over 60% of the 8.9 million crimes reported in 2020. These property crimes include larceny-theft, burglary, motor vehicle theft, arson, and vandalism.
These crimes cost companies $17.2 billion in annual losses, according to Entrepreneur.com.
The pandemic has allowed organized retail crime to expand attacks. These crimes include smash-and-grabs and other “brazen in-store attacks.” While businesses have changed how they provide goods and services, criminals have found new ways around security gaps.
The Chamber luncheon is at the Indian Summer Golf & Country Club – 5900 Troon Ln SE, Olympia, WA 98501. The event begins at 11:30am with meal service at 11:45am and program at noon.
For more information, contact Jessica Houchin at the Thurston Chamber at [email protected].