Estimated Losses From Stolen Artwork

Robert Whitman, a Former FBI agent who created the art-theft team, believes that the $6 billion estimated losses from art theft is low.

Whitman writes, “The $6 billion a year figure is probably low because it includes statistics supplied by only a third of the 192 member countries of the United Nations.”

Source: Milton Esterow, “How to catch an art theif,” ART News, Summer 2010.