Poverty related crime

MQT on 2013-12-18
Session date: 
December 18, 2013
Question By: 
Joanne McCartney
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


I have read with concern reporting [Sudden surge in property crime alarms police chiefs, The Times, 2nd December 2013] that indicates an increase in 'poverty related crime', including first time offences of shop-lifting for basic food, in England and Wales. Does the MPS or MOPAC hold any information that indicates that shop-lifting for food is on the rise? If so please provide this information, if possible, covering the past 4 years.


Answer for Poverty related crime

Answer for Poverty related crime

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Shoplifting, where food was stolen:

                                                                      Food                                          Confectionery


1/12/2009 - 30/11/2010                            5801                                          1931

1/12/2010 - 30/11/2011                            5238                                          1693

1/12/2011 - 30/11/2012                            5238                                          1693

1/12/2012 - 30/11/2013                            5238                                          1693