Does your kid have sticky fingers? Japan has the world’s second largest number of shoplifters

…behind to the US and ahead of the UK.

Shoplifting crimes in Japan tend to be committed mostly by school kids or youths. In my neighbourhood, the convenience store has a ban (enforced by the neighbourhood school) on school kids in uniform from  my son’s public middle school. According to the local police, shoplifters from the school were caught shoplifting at the store.

1.US — $61 billion

2. Japan – $13.6 billion

3. UK — $11.6 billion

4. Germany — $10.3 billion

5. France — $9.7 billion

Source:  Centre for Retail Research, Nottingham


The Guardian, BBC news


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