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Employee Theft Statistics Infographic

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While office theft by employees has been a problem since the invention of the office, it seems during times of economic uncertainty office theft rises substantially. Just how bad is it? How about 994 billion dollars being attributed to employees stealing? The infographic below clearly shows that employee theft is on the rise; and more startling is the fact that no one is immune to the lure of free pencils or getting a five-finger-discount when it come to electronics and other office equipment. All levels of education are guilty and those with bachelor’s degrees are the biggest offenders when it comes office theft.

Employee Theft in the Office Statistics Infographic

As the infographic shows, office theft is prevalent and one of the easiest ways to deter employee theft is through the use of asset tags to track office equipment. Labeling your office equipment is something to consider especially when your equipment can grow legs so easily.

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8 Comments on “Employee Theft Statistics Infographic”

  1. 1 Izzio of Iko said at 5:21 pm on March 3rd, 2010:

    Office theft is truly out of control if this infographic is any indication. The funniest thing about this graph is that even though the people with post graduate degrees are less likely to steal, when they do steal, they steal big.

  2. 2 SBLC said at 5:24 am on March 15th, 2010:

    Yeah, people have been stealing different things (even small and useless ones) since the beginning of mankind. And now it’s just a continuation of the deal.

  3. 3 Thorb said at 12:29 pm on March 22nd, 2010:

    I do find these statistics misleading as usual.
    Is the percentile … number of people or amount stolen?

    is seems under 1000 is a very small percentage of theft/fraud … so it really looks like uper level employees and owners are actually stealing most of the stuff. … which is what past statistics always showed.

  4. 4 Willy Brown Balls said at 11:59 am on April 3rd, 2010:

    Steal all you can get! The problem I had in the place I used to work was that there was another person stealing everything and I knew about it. The way I seen it was that whatever this person stole, that item was gone forever so I decided to steal as much as I could before the other dude could get to it. It turned out to be a race between us to rob everything and we got away with it because the new boss didn’t know the ropes. Good times :)

  5. 5 medical assistant said at 6:41 pm on April 6th, 2010:

    Terrific work! This is the type of information that should be shared around the web. Shame on the search engines for not positioning this post higher!

  6. 6 El Numbre said at 11:57 am on May 12th, 2010:

    Pretty sure Scott Adams described it through his Dilbert series as something along the lines of “Its not stealing, its part of your ‘total benefit package’”.

  7. 7 Ethical person said at 6:14 pm on May 5th, 2011:

    Willy Brown Balls, you set the perfect example for your children, don’t you?

  8. 8 Brian B. said at 9:23 pm on December 14th, 2011:

    Excellent information! We have conducted a variety of investigations and have seen employee theft steadily increase over the years. It’s unfortunate.