Retail Theft

Surveillance camera at supermarket


In June 2023, the Commission received a request from the California state legislature to look at issues surrounding state retail theft data. In response, the Commission is holding a series of hearings examining how retail theft and corresponding arrests, filings, and convictions are reported and tracked, and whether there are improvements that could be made to better inform evidence-based decision-making.

If you would like more information about this study, please contact Krystal Beckham at To be notified electronically of meetings, events, or when the review is complete, please subscribe to Little Hoover Commission updates: