08/20/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Shoplifting Up Nearly 10 Percent

Chicago experienced a 9.6 percent increase in retail thefts in 2008 from 2007, to 11,289 incidents from 10,300, mirroring a national trend of increased shoplifting during a period of tough economic times, according to police reports and National Retail Federation data.

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