I think that most young people really don’t mean to steal because some of them have a reason: they may not have food, they may be forced to steal or they might steal down to peer pressure as they feel everyone else has stolen so it’s ok.
My evidence to why young people are forced:
One day I was watching a programme about young people that get arrested for stealing or robbing and one of them said that they ran away because he was in trouble and that he did not know where to go. He went to a strangers house and stayed there for one or two weeks. When the boy decided to go back home, the person he was with told him to give him money because his family had helped the boy. The boy didn't have any money so the man said that he should rob a bank otherwise he would kill the boy. The boy was scared and didn’t know what to do so he robbed a bank. But then he got arrested.
Based on the story that I said from the previous paragraph , I now know that many people don't intend to do crime and that they are desperate or they are forced.
Thankyou for reading,