Gee whillikers - you think that there was something they could do about this...

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Maybe a place where they could be confined or something...
From the New York Times:

Thousands of NYC Shoplifting Cases Committed by Just 327 People
New York City’s storefront businesses, already weathering inflation and an uneven recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, are also contending with what the police say is a dramatic increase in shoplifting. But statistics also reveal a startling reality: A relative handful of shoplifters are responsible for an outsize percentage of retail crime.

Nearly a third of all shoplifting arrests in New York City last year involved just 327 people, the police said. Collectively, they were arrested and rearrested more than 6,000 times, Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell said. Some engage in shoplifting as a trade, while others are driven by addiction or mental illness; the police did not identify the 327 people in the analysis.

The victims are also concentrated: 18 department stores and seven chain pharmacy locations accounted for 20 percent of all complaints, the police said.

Oh, those poor downtrodden people...  Or maybe not:

Criminal justice reform advocates have said that petty thefts are a crime of necessity, and that many down-on-their-luck New Yorkers are stealing what they need to survive in one of the world’s most expensive cities. But law enforcement and trade groups have blamed a proliferation of organized shoplifting crews, repeat offenders and the new state bail law that they argue has enabled such offenders to avoid jail time.

If they are needing to shoplift to survive, what will the other 7,887,794 poor souls do for sustinance.  It is also interesting to note that the NYC population has shrunk by 10% since 2020.  Gotta love that worker's paradise.

Betting that two months on Rikers Island would do wonders.  But then again, what do I know, I'm just an unenlightened white male.

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