N.A.O.R.C.A started as a LinkedIn Group in 2011 and has grown to over 2400 members worldwide. Our Founder and Executive Director wanted to do more so on September 18th, 2012 The National Anti-Organized Retail Crime Association was incorporated in Massachusetts.
We are now working with clients globally. Our team is passionate and dedicated at crime prevention and strongly believes we can make a global impact through networking, collaboration, education, training and awareness.
In 2012 Our Executive Director was asked by Matt Pillar ~ Editor and chief of Integrated solutions for retailers online about Organized Retail Crime he added:
“We know that to successfully combat this type of crime, the industry needs tools and skills that are different from those we’ve used to defeat traditional sources of internal and external shrink.” McGourty explains, “These are often financial crimes, they involve fraud and counterfeiting, and they are much more forensics-intensive than typical shoplifting cases. As such, they require new tools, skills, and increased collaboration among private enterprises and law enforcement groups and we hope other businesses and individuals will support our efforts.”
The National Anti-Organized Retail Crime Association is a growing association and dedicated at combating the global epidemic of organized retail crime. Industry experts estimate the cost of organized retail crime to just the United States is about $30-$40 Billion a year. The financial costs means higher prices for consumers and less taxes for state and local governments. Many safety and health issues arise as well to consumers.