In the Media

More men jailed for shoplifting

PUBLISHED July 14, 2005

Perceptions of shoplifting as a mainly female crime, characterised by petty pilfering or teenage bravado, are out of step with a far more organised reality, according to a survey of retail crime.

The study reveals that significantly more men than women are jailed for shoplifting and thefts by staff, and that the offenders are predominantly older, more organised and frequently steal higher-value goods to order.