It's the most wonderful time of the year, but it's also the most expensive time of year. We understand that times are hard and people's bank accounts can be pretty tight.

Making sure you can afford the essentials while also managing to get gifts for loved ones during this time of year is imperative.

According to reports, in December robbery crime rates reportedly increase by approximately 20%.

Over the past few years, we've seen a relatively low increase in crime rates here in the Hawkeye State. According to official reports, stolen property incidents have stabilized and have even gone down slightly from 2021 to 2022.

At one of the largest corporations in the country, Walmart officials say thefts are only getting worse.

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Officials confirm that theft in Walmart is on the rise overall. Between 2023 and 2020, there has been approximately a billion dollar increase in corporate losses due to retail theft.

It is estimated that the company will see a $6.5 billion loss due to retail theft by the end of this year. These reports also claim that the numbers are only going to get higher over the next few years.

In a recent study, it was determined that items that are easily concealable are usually what the thieves are going to snag. However, the type of items that are more likely to be stolen can vary greatly.

Here are the most frequently stolen products that people tend to steal from Walmart in Iowa.

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