Scottish Shoplifting Hits Five-Year High

Tuesday, 29th May 2018 at 7:19pm

iNews reports that shoplifting has hit a five-year high in Scotland as people resort to stealing food from supermarkets, according to police statistics.

Figures published by Police Scotland show that shoplifting has increased by almost 10 per cent in the past year, with 31,321 crimes recorded between April 2017 and the end of March 2018.

Officers said this was an increase of more than 2,700 crimes on the previous year, with many of the incidents related to people trying to steal food.

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