National Retail Security Survey 2019

NRSS 2019

The annual National Retail Security Survey, now in its 28th year, provides loss prevention leaders with insights about internal and external retail crime. This year’s results provide compelling statistics on inventory loss and its financial impact. Among other topics, the report addresses the overlap with cyber and strategies for fighting fraud. This study helps retailers take note of the incremental and significant changes within loss prevention as the industry continues to evolve.

Key findings:

  • The impact of shrinkage on the retail industry continues to be sizeable.
  • The risk landscape is changing.
  • 2019 will focus on budget, talent and technology.


The 2019 NRSS, sponsored by Appriss Retail, is the result of NRF’s strategic collaboration with Dr. Richard Hollinger of the University of Florida.