Dog-napping has risen sharply in the 2011, according to the American Kennel Club. TIMEMoneyland says smaller, valuable dog breeds are being stolen because they're easier to steal.
Extreme couponing is leading to the theft of coupons. TIMEMoneyland says stealing newspapers is the first target but some are being taken right out of mailboxes.
Communities across the country are contending with thieves who twist the brass nuts off fire hydrants and sell them for scrap. TIMEMoneyland says the brass 'rings' are sold for scrap for about $15 a piece.
Teams of thieves are breaking into salons and stores stealing human hair used for weaves, wigs and extensions. TIMEMoneyland says in one heist, thieves took $90K worth of human hair.
Purloined porkers. Hundreds of hogs have been stolen from farms in the midwest. TIMEMoneyland say the price of pork makes stealing hogs ready for slaughter enticing to thieves.