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Benefit cuts and JSA sanctions causing crime increase

Benefit cuts and JSA sanctions causing crime increase

Cuts to Social Security benefits such as Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) and Employment Support Allowance (ESA) are causing an increase in acquisitive crimes including shoplifting, petty theft and non-domestic burglary. In addition, the punitive sanctions imposed on the unemployed and those receiving benefits, supposedly but not necessarily for breaching the rules, are causing untold misery,…

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