As many of us know, medicine can be very expensive. Many thieves are also aware of this and have stolen large quantities of pharmaceuticals with hopes of selling them on the black market. Due to the significant cost of these thefts, drug companies have gotten smarter about security, making it much more difficult to steal their products. Pharmaceutical thefts began to spike in 2009, but have now dropped sharply, both in number of thefts and average value stolen in each incident. This is a good lesson in demonstrating how proper security can do wonders for companies. Before these security reforms were made, however, some companies were hit hard.
When it comes to high-dollar property crime, most people think of the obvious targets: cash, jewelry, gold. But there are some other types of items that thieves seek out that may be less commonly known. This year’s worst security award goes to a warehouse that houses an item that some may think of as trivial, but in total, adds up to an astronomical amount.
Security is something always on our minds. We want to be safe, whether we’re at home, work, or school. But when there is a constant stream of news stories about major data breaches and identity theft, we risk shifting too much of our attention to data security. It’s important to keep physical security in mind, especially if you’re responsible for safeguarding valuable property at your business.