210-million packages were stolen from porches in the U.S. in the last year. 64.1% of Americans have been victims of package theft in the past 12 months, 36% more than last year. Amazon deliveries make up 53.9% of thefts, FedEx comes in a distant second with 15.5% and UPS is third with 11%. The vest majority of stolen packages are worth between $50 and $200
“Package theft is a crime of opportunity,” explains Dr. Ben Stickle, an expert on criminal justice and package theft. “The more packages are left for longer periods of time on a porch, the more likely they are to be stolen.” He says that package stealing is a “low-entry crime” because there are “no special skills needed to walk up to a driveway and steal a package” and adds that the risk is very low and even if they get caught, punishment is minimal.
As for the top 10 cities where porch pirates are most likely to hit I was shocked to see the good God fearing folks of South Carolina are on the list.
Salt Lake City