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The Top Five Items Americans Steal Each Year (Especially Around Christmas)

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Do Americans develop a case of sticky fingers on Thanksgiving that lasts through the holiday season?

Using the Global Retail Theft Barometer put out annually by Checkpoint Systems, the Wall Street Journal produced a video breaking down the five most-stolen items among the $16 billion worth of stuff Americans shoplift each year — most of which is apparently stolen around Christmastime.

Small, easily stowed items like sunglasses and makeup dominated the top five, but the No. 1 item revealed America's boozy side: Wine and spirits are the most widely stolen item from American stores, the Journal reported.

Watch the video below to see the whole list:

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