From doing some small research

From doing some small research, I have found out 25% of shoplifters are adolescents and 75% are adults over 18. 72-73% of adults and juveniles do not plan to steal, just act impulsively. 89% of teenagers say they know others who steal, and 66% say the associate with them. Only 3% of shoplifters are professionals, which makes me realize doing a crime like this influences my far and near future. The 3% of professionals who steal make up 10% of the total dollar losses. Even after being caught in the act, 57% of adults and 33% of juveniles say it is extremely hard to stop. The statement said makes me very nervous, following habitual thieves steal on an average 1.6 times a week. (All research done on National Association for Shoplifting Prevention, NASP)