Accessibility links Skip to article Skip to navigation. Men outnumber women by about in magistrates' and Crown courts where offences by adults can be dealt with by penalties ranging from fines to jail. We never condone pre-meditated shoplifting but, from those we counsel, there appears to be a number of factors. Some parents failed to give teenagers sensible spending money and then turned a blind eye when they arrived home with items which they could not afford. A charity which works with thousands of people accused of shoplifting - Crisis Counselling for Alleged Shoplifters - has obtained a breakdown of Home Office figures. Last year, 2, year-old girls were cautioned for shoplifting, compared to 1, boys. Sign up to our Frontpage news email. Harry Kauffer, the chairman of CCAS, whose charity deals with up to 3, people accused of shop theft each year, said the growing predominance of schoolgirls in the statistics was most worrying. What's new [included report as pdf] - Home Office.