Test Your Shoplifting Savvy

Eighty-nine percent of kids say they know someone who shoplifts, and 66 percent of kids say they hang out with those kids who shoplift, according to the national shoplifting experts.

Many kids who shoplift arenât professionals and donât steal because they need to. Instead, they steal because of the thrill or pressure from their peers. How much do you know about the crime of petite larceny?

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1. What is your age?
Under 18 Years Old
18 to 24 Years Old
25 to 30 Years Old
31 to 40 Years Old
41 to 50 Years Old
51 to 60 Years Old
Over 60 Years Old
2. What is your gender?
3. 1. How much revenue is lost each day in the United States because of shoplifting?
A. $5-$10 million
B. $10-$20 million
C. Over $25 million
4. 2. Who shoplifts more, boys or girls?
A. About the same
B. Boys
C. Girls
5. 3. How many shoplifters are kids?
A. 10 percent or less
B. About 25 percent
C. Over 50 percent
6. 4. How often are shoplifters caught?
A. Almost every time
B. About once every 48 times
C. About once every 100 times
7. 5. How often do habitual shoplifters steal?
A. 1-2 times a week
B. 5-10 times a week
C. At least twice a day
8. 6. What kind of stores do most shoplifters steal from?
A. Drug stores
B. Department stores
C. Supermarkets
9. 7. TRUE OR FALSE: Shoplifters usually buy other merchandise to conceal their stolen merchandise
A. True
B. False
10. 8. TRUE OF FALSE: Most non-professional shoplifters also commit other crimes.
A. True
B. False
11. 9. TRUE OR FALSE: Most kids steal when they�re in groups, rather than when they�re alone.
A. True
B. False
12. 10. TRUE OR FALSE: Kids who are caught shoplifting are treated the same as adults who are caught.
A. True
B. False

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