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$18 million in cargo was stolen in the fall




JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Cargo thieves were busy in the fall, stealing more than US$18 million in cargo in the US between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31, 2014.

This chart shows the states in which most cargo thefts occurred.

This chart shows the states in which most cargo thefts occurred.

CargoNet, a division of Verisk Crime Analytics, reported 181 total cargo theft events for the time period. It found 55% of the thefts occurred on weekends.

Food and beverage items accounted for the most stolen commodity. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages were the chief target, CargoNet reported. Other frequently stolen cargo included produce, meat, seafood and frozen food.

Consumer electronics were also targeted by cargo thieves and accounted for the bulk of the loss value. Electronics stolen were worth an average of US$417,250 per load, CargoNet reports. TVs led the way in terms of items targeted.

CargoNet urges carriers to use secure yards that are well lit and to check on parked equipment frequently.

A map showing the highest-risk regions of the US for cargo crime.

A map showing the highest-risk regions of the US for cargo crime.


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1 Comment » for $18 million in cargo was stolen in the fall
  1. Martin says:

    Maybe I’m in the wrong business…just a thought.

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