A Fourth of the Population Has Stolen From the Grocery Store [INFOGRAPHIC]

SodaHead Infographics 2012/09/23 22:52:51
Unless you're particularly observant, you probably haven't spent a whole lot of time examining what other shoppers do when you're getting groceries. Most of us just want to get what we need and get out. With that in mind, we polled more than 1,000 people about their grocery shopping habits -- how often they go, how they pay, if they prefer self-checkout. We even asked if they've ever stolen anything from a grocery store. If you're curious to know the answers, just check out the infographic below!

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  • Melizmatic 2012/09/24 19:59:58

    A fourth of the people on SH who answered your poll have stolen from the grocery store.

    This site does NOT represent the entire nation accurately.


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  • VonDruid 2012/12/02 06:44:18
    I read that right after the melt down, shop-lifting shot up. The most shop-lifted items were high-end fancy cheeses and coffees, all the people that couldn't afford that stuff any more still wanted it.
  • marie 2012/11/06 04:16:02
    I have never stolen anything, I would correct a cashier if I was not charged correctly, and I would return any incorrect change given me. But, the govenment has been stealing from me for a long time and calling it "taxes" and demanding I pay "my fair share."
  • havoc marie 2012/11/07 05:14:29
    This is no true its not even funny. The more money you make the more money the government takes. They even take a large sum of your money if you win the lottery.
  • Chaguy 2012/11/04 21:44:08
    The last one was so funny
    and 4% use checks out of 1,371 people? That about 55 people! And this isn't the whole world who was polled! Who knows that the rest of the world says?!?!
  • EmoMcParland 2012/10/28 18:31:26
    I don't steal; I pay for everything.
  • Bite my shiny metal ass 2012/10/27 13:46:45
    Bite my shiny metal ass
    wow,2% of people steal ciggarets?(i know i spelt it wrong) they need to quit and get a life
  • mivic Bite my... 2012/11/04 13:47:36
    Wow, a guy behind the keyboard, with Obama pictures for profile pics, tells somebody to get a life cause he stole cigarettes... he must be way cool and an awesome role model
  • joes le... mivic 2012/11/16 05:33:53
    joes least wild
    Gee that's insulting
  • DaSingleDaddy 2012/10/25 20:49:52
    infographics are pretty cool if I don't say so mysself
  • Nichole 2012/10/24 23:08:39
    On the last pie charts, I think it's gotten almost even between the men and women with who does the most shopping. I see a lot of men grocery shopping.
  • Kookieless The Sexy Nihilis... 2012/10/21 04:15:59
  • Margaret Jacobson 2012/10/16 13:06:47
    Margaret Jacobson
    I wrk part time in a grocery store. I see a lot of couples shopping . I noticed that younger shoppers buy more junk foods with food stamps. Older shoppers WITh or without FS bay more sensible food choices. Wren I shop for myself I find a lot of half eaten fast foods, chicken , empty soda bottles, candy wrappers etc......I guess a whole lot of people are eating away or a few that do it often ??
  • jjjmom53 2012/10/14 01:39:28
  • Roy Munson **SL, BD** 2012/10/12 12:02:03
    Roy Munson **SL, BD**
    wow. i'm suprised cigarettes aren't higher because of their insane high pricing anymore
  • SilveryRow 2012/10/12 11:28:29
    Kind of feel like I shouldn't have voted now, not being American, as it messes with the 'average American' results they're declaring.
  • Tom Camfield 2012/10/10 21:59:08
    Tom Camfield
    Never that hungry, and I was a child of hard-working and virtuous parents.
  • Tom Cam... Tom Cam... 2012/10/10 22:01:50
    Tom Camfield
    P.S.--as for shopping, I do all of the grocery shopping--and most of the cooking. My wife shops for the big stuff and handles most bills. Works fine
  • Margaret Jacobson 2012/10/10 02:24:10
    Margaret Jacobson
    I do all he shopping for me !
  • NotTargetMaterial 2012/10/09 23:06:14
    My grandpa put an Onion in his pocket the other day and stole it.
  • PandahSixx 2012/10/09 04:48:29
  • Todd Parsons 2012/10/08 20:26:11
    Todd Parsons
    OK....well is there a question here?...or is this just a general statement? Perhaps 25% of people are just thieves due to a bad economy.
  • Kezzi Morris 2012/10/04 20:22:57
    Kezzi Morris
    Never stole anything that I can remember
  • John Walker II 2012/10/02 20:59:19
    John Walker II
    I think what the pic about who does the shopping, is it fails to identify single sex households. I.e. apartment with one resident, or two of the same gender.

    The bottom graphic is missing some information.
  • Chris 2012/10/01 05:19:57
    1/4th of SodaHeads maybe... We all know how SodaHeads are. ;)
  • Tommy 2012/09/29 10:40:24
    I have popped the odd grape in my mouth. :)
  • shadow76 Tommy 2012/10/04 17:01:21
    You don't steal the even ones?
  • Tella6 2012/09/29 08:37:52
  • Tella6 2012/09/29 08:14:52
    I've stolen eyedrops before. Well kind of, it wasn't intentional. Lady said it was paid for and when I left the shop they called me on my cell. Went back and paid. Also when I was realy little think I took a candybar. But that was like when I was 6.
  • M1k3y Tella6 2012/09/30 16:56:31
    same. if Ive stolen it was either by accident or when I was small.
  • Miss Fiona 2012/09/29 03:50:04
    Miss Fiona
    I sampled grapes once at Walmart... But only because I had to wait for my ride home and received a call saying that my ride would come in 5 hours.
  • scary terry 2012/09/29 00:27:32
    scary terry
    One time, when I was 10, my brother and I got caught stealing bags of candy. The assistant manager took us into his office and was in the process of asking us questions when a clerk entered the office and told the manager about some guy causing problems in the store. The manager left and locked us in his office. I immediately started opening his desk drawers, and lo and behold, a cash drawer filled with cash. We took the $350.00 and change and climbed out a window. We were never caught. Unfortunately, the very next day my Mother came in my room, walked over and picked up my jeans to wash them, and found the money. Because I could not explain where I got the money, she confiscated the cash and left me with the change. That taught me that lesson that crime doesn't pay.
  • Tommy scary t... 2012/09/29 10:42:52
    I was brought up to know that it is wrong to steal.
  • Brian Griffin 2012/09/28 21:18:20
    Brian Griffin
    Desperate times call for desperate measures
    I don't blame them, I blame bills and not enough wages
  • Mike Smith Brian G... 2012/10/27 15:13:46
    Mike Smith
    It's tough to earn a Galleon these days.
  • Brian G... Mike Smith 2012/10/31 14:20:51
    Brian Griffin
    True :)
  • Buoyant Leadraft 2012/09/28 20:51:57
    Buoyant Leadraft
    The only thing i ever took from a store was a pack of gum when i was 5 and my parents made me return it to the store manager and apologize. It was horrible!
  • RezcrashGB 2012/09/28 14:08:40
    Who said that , tut tut, i think more than a fourth have and do
    "All over the place " .... 8¬ ]
  • Kitty 2012/09/27 20:53:42
    "The average American buys groceries once a week at a traditional supermarket and prefers to pay by debit. Where?"
    This data has WHAT to do with shoplifting??? Splain me....
  • Bibliophilic 2012/09/27 03:20:47
    I love it when stores use racial profiling while their other customers rob them blind. Act like a jackass- I won't point out the shoplifters.
  • Tallulah 2012/09/26 03:34:45
    I would feel way to guilty stealing from a mom and pop store but a walmart I wouldn't.

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