Three players were arrested and accused of shoplifting
from a Louis Vuitton store while the UCLA basketball team was on a trip to China for its season-opening game.
For some businesses, the impact of shoplifting
can lead to job losses and even the closure of their doors.
Iceland's Birkenhead branch is second in the list - with 191 shoplifting
offences registered as "on or near" the location.
Ted Salmon, North East Regional Chairman of the Federation of Small businesses, said shoplifting
had a big impact on small businesses, and he'd like to see police take it more seriously.
In Calderdale over the same period, there were 987 reports of shoplifting
An urgent alert has been sounded by the Citizens Advice Bureau in Blackpool after more than 500 extra shoplifting
incidents in Lancashire over the past year.
Supt Rich Baker said: "Most people wrongly believe that shoplifting
is a victimless crime, whereas our experience tells us that almost three quarters of all people brought into custody and test positive for drugs have been arrested on suspicion of thefts from shops or market stalls.
Singapore has very strict laws against shoplifting
Over a three-year period between January 2011 and December last year Welsh police forces recorded a total of 49,366 allegations of shoplifting
The goal of the website is to increase the number of shoplifting
arrests and to ultimately reduce the number of shoplifting
offenses in the city, said Police Officer Tracy Hayes.
Two Leicester women, aged in their 20s, were charged with allegedly stealing items from TK Maxx, while, in a separate incident, two women from Nottingham were cautioned for shoplifting
from the same store.
HARD-UP Scots are turning to shoplifting
to make sure their families don't go without household items and food this Christmas.