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A new from a British market research company says there is a " of micro-crime" in the country. Researchers from the organisation YouGov said they were by their findings. Matthew Smith, a data at YouGov, said: "Looking around you, you wouldn't expect that three in every four people you see are [hiding] a criminal . Yet that's exactly what is happening as new research…[shows] that as many as 74 per cent of British people are 'micro-criminals' – having [done] at one very minor or 'micro' crime." The most crime confessed to by the British is paying someone cash for services, knowing that the person will not pay on it.

YouGov says that men and middle-class people were the most to commit these micro crimes. Researchers say 77 per cent of men and 71 per cent of women committed micro-crimes. About 80 per cent of -class people admitted to committing micro-crimes while the was closer to 70 per cent for working-class people. The second-most committed crime was downloading or streaming TV , movies or music. Slightly than 30 per cent of people said they had done this. Other micro-crimes included paying for plastic bags in supermarkets, lying about your to get a better , and eating things in a supermarket without paying.

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