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Britain is going through a shoplifting boom

5 March 2024

5:56 PM

5 March 2024

5:56 PM

Britain is experiencing a shoplifting explosion. The Association of Convenience Stores has found that its membership of small shopkeepers endured 5.6 million thefts in 2023, shooting up from 1.1 million in 2022.

I was involved in one of the many millions of incidents set to be recorded for 2024, intervening last night after I spotted a brazen theft when I popped to the shops to pick up some milk.

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