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Did you know?

  • There were 444 crimes of theft recorded against 13-16 year olds last year in Lancashire.
  • Mobile phones are the most common thing to be stolen.

Ask Ed

If someone is caught stealing how will it affect them?

If someone is caught, it is very likely that they will receive a criminal record. Having a criminal record could mean they are unable to get into college or university, get a job and travel to some countries, like the United States.

What happens if I get caught shoplifting?

If you are caught shoplifting, you will almost certainly be banned from ever shopping at that store again. You may also be given a Civil Recovery Notice – this note is from the store and tells you how they plan to get the money back  that they have lost through your actions.

If you are over 16 you may also face a £80 fixed fine.

How can I increase my chances of getting my belongings back?

You can register your property such as your phone, bike or computer at You can also property mark your belongings using a UV pen with your postcode.

I have overheard someone at school boasting about stealing from another pupil. What should I do?

Tell someone you trust, preferably a teacher, parent or carer who will be able help.

What is 'handling stolen goods'?

If you buy, sell or keep something that has been taken from someone else, this is known as handling stolen goods. If someone tries to sell you an item really cheap, it’s probably been stolen so you should think twice about buying it.

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