‘Survival’ Shoplifting Increases

Sunday, 24th June 2018 at 6:09pm

According to The Courier website, Tayside’s top police officer revealed a 23% increase of shoplifting offences in Angus and blamed the rise on increasing poverty.

Chief Superintendent Paul Anderson said: “Food and alcohol are the most commonly stolen items and there is an indication that this increase correlates with increasing levels of poverty.”

Other agencies have warned that one of the reasons for shoplifting is levels of unemployment, benefits being cut and struggles to cope with with the cost of living.

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