Shoplifters Cost Households £270 PA

Thursday, 7th June 2018 at 5:47pm

As reported in The Sun, a recent study found that shoplifting cost the UK’s economy £6.3billion last year, equating to £270 for each household.

The study by the Centre for Social Justice [CSJ] saw that shop theft had rocketed due to a rising number of criminals addicted to narcotics and psychoactive substances such as spice.

Around 385,000 cases of shoplifting were recorded last year, perpetrated by seven in ten shoplifters who are addicted to heroin, crack cocaine or spice.

The CSJ suggests a tough two-year sentence would not only cut crime but also help rehabilitate drug addicted offenders.

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