HC Deb 16 December 1982 vol 34 c199W
14. Mr. Hardy

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many convictions for shoplifting have occurred in the last month for which figures are available.

Mr. Mayhew

Information on convictions is readily available only by calendar year. The latest information for England and Wales relates to 1981; in that year about 76,000 persons were found guilty of offences of shoplifting.