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Shoplifting: Prosecutions

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 10th February 2020.

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Photo of Laurence Robertson Laurence Robertson Conservative, Tewkesbury

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prosecutions for shop theft have occurred in each year since 2010.

Photo of Laurence Robertson Laurence Robertson Conservative, Tewkesbury

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have submitted a guilty plea by post for shop theft offences in each year since 2014.

Photo of Laurence Robertson Laurence Robertson Conservative, Tewkesbury

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have been imprisoned for shop theft in each year since 2010.

Photo of Chris Philp Chris Philp The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice, Minister of State (London)

The Ministry of Justice has published information on prosecutions, convictions and sentencing outcomes of court proceedings in England and Wales up to December 2018. The information requested for PQ 12200 and PQ 12202 can be found using the ‘Outcomes by offence’ data tool at:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/802314/outcomes-by-offence-tool-2018.xlsx

Using the offence filter select ’46 Theft from Shops’.

PQ 12200

  • The number of prosecutions for this offence in each year will be displayed in row 24.

PQ 12202

  • The number of individuals sentenced to immediate custody for this offence in each year will be displayed in row 36.

The number of people who have submitted a guilty plea by post for shop theft offences in each year since 2014 can be viewed in the accompanying table.

Table (Excel SpreadSheet, 12.65 KB)

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