Shoplifting Affects Us All

Saturday, 23rd May 2015 at 6:07am

An opinion piece in Sheffield’s The Star reaffirms the scale of shoplifting and states that, like the vast majority of crime, the crime is a selfish act which benefits the thief and punishes the rest of us.

Shoplifters in the area committed 10,345 offences last year, new figures reveal.

In one month alone, traders lost goods worth £162,500, with 1,799 offences reported.

Police in South Yorkshire have launched a Not The Answer campaign, hoping posters featuring family members behind bars will make people think twice about turning to crime to ease their financial difficulties.

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