Shoplifting Effects The Community Essay

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Shoplifting Effects The Community

Shoplifting is a major problem in today life. The temptation of not paying for something,
just hiding it away and saving your own money is a large factor for some people. The
culprit just thinks he's getting a product for free and doesn't know what he's actually
doing to himself and the community. Shoplifting effects everyone, yourself and the
everyone in the local neighborhood.In this essay I'm going to explain some of the
circumstances of stealing from local stores, or any store. After I've been caught stealing
I found out how wrong it is and how it is a disadvantage to everyone. The stores are tying
to crack down on shoplifters by making the punishments as strict as possible. Shoplifting
effects the community in a big way. The stores get about three cents per every dollar
purchased for an item. So if you figure that they don't make a whole lot of money out of
profit. Every shoplifter that takes a product also is taking the product, which costs
money by the store so that is also a set back and puts them more in dept. Some stores
might even closed down because of shoplifters making the store go bankrupt. The stores
usually raise there prices and then causes more shoplifting, but the people that don't
shoplift just end up having to pay more for the product or else go somewhere else to shop.
If the customer goes to a different store because of the rising prices the store will also
lose business therefore could cause them to go out of business if enough customers
leave.From shoplifting I've found out what happens to the stores and the people that keep
trying to get five finger discount on products. If you do shoplift you feel immense
humiliation and distrust from friends and family, and your own conscious is hurt if it
isn't then there is something wrong with your feelings not to feel bad about stealing from
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