This petition was submitted during the 2015-2017 Conservative government

Petition Government to stop using the word 'SHOPLIFTING' and call it what it is 'THEFT'.

The government have issued instructions to the Police to treat stealing items from shops below £200 as a misdemeanour. That is like saying to the criminals 'help yourselves'. The term 'SHOPLIFTING' is regarded by the public as petty and minor. Call it what it really is 'THEFT'

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I have taken to putting up posters with the criminals face obscured, so they can identify themselves but nobody else can. I am making a statement that they criminals are not welcome in my shop. All of the people in my rogues gallery has been caught and either fined or is in Prison. The British Independent Retailers association and I believe that the public should regard criminals who steal from shops as what they are 'THIEVES'. Ban the use of the word SHOPLIFTING call it what it is 'THEFT'

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