Drug Addiction Fuelling ShopliftingFriday, 19th October 2018 at 1:14pm
The Hartlepool Mail reports that addicts stealing to buy drugs is the main cause of shoplifting in Hartlepool, rather than stealing due to hunger, according to community safety experts.
A study analysed crime figures and interviews with offenders and discovered that ‘shoplifting remains the offence of choice for the most prolific criminals, with the majority there to fund a drug problem and not for food.’
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