Low-value shoplifting: guidance for police

Guidance on implementing section 176 of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014: Low-value shoplifting.


This guidance, produced by the Home Office, is primarily for the police, but will also be of interest to retailers, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), Magistracy, Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunal Service and criminal defence lawyers. It sets out how the legislation should be implemented, and what factors should be taken into account when making decisions on how to proceed with individual cases.