According to research from the EHI Retail Institute, shoplifting costs Germany more than 5 million euros a day.
(They worked out that shoplifters in Germany stole goods worth a total of 1.9 billion euros ($2.77 billion) in 2010. Statistically speaking, that’s 50 euros per household. And that’s not all! Almost the same amount again was collectively lost to thieving employees, cleaning and delivery staff and sloppy book-keeping, in fact crooked employees, who between them, account for 22.4 percent of retail losses. All told, shops across the country missed out on 3.7 billion euros worth of revenue. As I read this I thought, I’m glad I don’t actually sell anything, and then I remembered, some websites steal my content, so I guess no industry is immune from dishonesty.)