Does Walmart have a target on its back? It sure looks that way when you consider at the soaring crime rates at many of its stores. “Police reports from dozens of stores suggest the number of petty crimes committed on Walmart properties nationwide this year will be in the hundreds of thousands. But people dashing out the door with merchandise is the least troubling part of Walmart’s crime problem. More than 200 violent crimes, including attempted kidnappings and multiple stabbings, shootings, and murders, have occurred at the nation’s 4,500 Walmarts this year.” It’s a big problem. It’s taxing police departments. And, as Bloomberg reports, it’s the direct result of the company’s cost-cutting strategies: Walmart’s Out-of-Control Crime Problem Is Driving Police Crazy.