It's this country that's turning people into criminals.
What a load of old bollards
If that were the case, there'd be no crime anywhere else.
People need to start taking responsibility for their own actions instead of blaming the economy/upbringing/where they live/lack of education/etc**
Nobody forces people to commit such crimes, they make a conscious decision to do so. Something like that takes at least some prior planning, if not a lot of prior planning! That's not a spur of the moment crime. To hurt innocent people going about their lawful employment & business is beneath contempt.
If people like them worried more about making something better of themselves instead of wanting the best tv/game console/mobile/whatever** then they'd be a success lawfully and probably feel a lot better about themselves. That's just the easy option! Working for what you get is too much like hard work for some - literally!!
** Delete as applicable.