Cargo Theft Still a Big Threat
Cargo thefts is still a big threat, as data released by FreightWatch International shows 2013 thefts remained at the same number as those in 2012, which was an all-time high year for cargo thefts.
A total of 951 cargo thefts occured last year, which makes 79.25 thefts per month or 2.6 thefts per day. Theft of Food and Drinks is at the top with 27%, followed by Electronics (14%), Home/Garden (10%) and Metal (10%). While at a moderately low level, thefts of Pharmaceuticals (4%) saw the biggest increase than compared to last year (50%).
Out of all thefts, those of vehicle and load comprised 73% of the thefts. Second place goes to “theft from trailer or container”, followed by “deceptive pickup” as the third most common.
The 5 states with highest number of thefts are as follows: California (259), Texas (123), Florida (113), Georgia (71) and Illinois. (71).
Read the full story at the Commercial Carrier Journal.