by Art Piccio . July 31st, 2015
But we bet you had no idea workplace theft and fraud are as widespread as this. I was personally surprised that 1 in 30 retail employees have been arrested for stealing from their employers. This implies that many more remain uncaught, and the proportion of those uncaught is anybody’s guess.
Likewise, I was surprised at how education mitigated instances of theft and fraud, but exponentially increased the amounts stolen per incidence. See which office theft statistics surprise you in the infographic below:
Men – 59.1%,
Median amount- $250,000
Women – 40.9%,
Median amount – $110,000
Sources: Association of Certified Fraud Examiners – Institute for Corporate Productivity – Jack L. hayes International, Inc. – Office Team.
*Applied to the projected 2008 U.S. Gross Domestic Product.
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Arthur Piccio manages YouTheEntrepreneur and has managed content for major players in the online printing industry. He was previously BizSugar's contributor of the week. His work has appeared multiple times on The New York Times' You're the Boss Small Business Blog. He enjoys guitar maintenance and reading up on history and psychology in his spare time.