Cities With The Most Holiday Porch Pirates
A NEW SURVEY SHOWS WHERE PORCH PIRATES STRIKE THE MOST; 30% OF PACKAGE THEFTS TAKE PLACE IN CALIFORNIA
(CNN) ‘Tis the season for porch piracy as more and more Americans shop online, there are more opportunities to rip off home deliveries.
California has the biggest porch pirate problem, accounting for 30% of all thefts nationwide.
San Francisco is the number one city for package theft, with a larceny rate of 24 incidents per 1,000 people.
A group called SafeWise put a top ten list together using larceny-theft rates and Google trends data.
More than half of the metro areas where porch pirates strike the most are also high-tech hubs.
Those cities include San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Baltimore, Seattle, Austin, L.A. and Denver
This is the first time Chicago, Denver and Sacramento have made the list.
To pull the plug on piracy, experts say you could consider installing a doorbell camera.
Sometimes it is safer to have your packages delivered to your workplace.
Other options include picking up packages at the Post Office, UPS or FedEx stores or Amazon locker packages can also be sent signature release.
While porch piracy is on the increase in some areas, there is good news.
Nationally the rate actually fell by nearly 23%t between 2019 and 2018.