If you ask someone caught shoplifting “Why did you do it?” the most frequent reply is “I don’t know” or “It’s no big deal”, suggesting a lack of awareness about the crime as it relates to themselves, the victim and the community.
Shoplifting is one of the most prevalent crimes committed by adults and juveniles in the U.S with 1 in 11 Americans admitting to engaging in the act.
The estimated 27 million shoplifting offenders and the cost of their repeat offenses is an economic drain on criminal justice resources and a crime which hurts youth, families, and communities.
79% of criminal justice professionals believe shoplifting is a gateway crime.
Finding the right resources to truly make an impact is not always easy. When it comes to shoplifting offenders, there is no better solution for them or for you.