Shoplifting

Court-Ordered Classes: Shoplifting

Do you have clients with shoplifting violations? Are you tired of seeing them in your courts for the same charges again and again?

The holiday season isn't the only time when shoplifters are busy. With teens out of school and free time on their hands, shoplifting tends to increase during the summer months. Unfortunately, many of these shoplifters are repeat offenders.

The Real Impact of Shoplifting

The holiday season is approaching, and with that comes the likelihood someone will shoplift. While it may not seem like a big deal, shoplifting has a bigger impact than many realize.

For starters, it happens fairly often: it averages 550,000 incidents a day across the nation, resulting in over $13 billion worth of goods being stolen every year — and that number is rising. While nearly 1 in 11 Americans admits to shoplifting, shoplifters are caught only 1 in 49 times, and only 50% of the time is a guilty party actually turned over to the police.