How Can Package Theft be Prevented?
Every day 1.7 million packages are stolen or lost in the US, costing businesses $25 million daily. Despite some retailers and package delivery companies making an effort to stop porch piracy, much of this burden is still put on the consumer. So with this is mind, here are some ways you can prevent package theft.
Who is Responsible for Package Theft and What is Being Done about It?
“Why me?” is likely exclaimed by many Americans who are a victim of package theft. Ultimately, the question is: Who is responsible for package theft and what is being done about it? Although there isn’t a clear answer, taking a closer look at some of the key aspects might help.
Who Steals Delivered Packages and How Do They Do It?
You’ve probably heard of “Porch Pirates”, the catchy phrase used to describe criminals who steal packages from porches. There are plenty of gotcha videos about them on YouTube catching them in the act, and they always find their way in the news around the Holidays. But who are these porch pirates, and how do they steal packages?
Who are the Victims of Package Theft and are You at Risk?
How much do we know about the victims of package theft? And are you at risk? Well, there isn’t a lot of crime data on this, as many victims don’t report the incident and most police departments don’t have a category for it. However, looking at relevant data and a few studies, there are some conclusions to be drawn.
Where and When Does Package Theft Occur?
A startling 43% of Americans have been a victim of package theft, and 64% have been targeted for this crime more than once. As 59% of Americans now receive at least one package per week, concern for porch piracy has reached an all-time high. So an important question arises: Where and When Does Package Theft Occur?
How Often are Delivered Packages Stolen?
As 8 in 10 Americans now shop online, home package delivery is rising fast and furiously. With this increase in parcels at the doorstep, package theft has also been on the rise. So how common is package theft?
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