Cargo theft summary for 2013

Posted by admin on Aug 12, 2014 7:59:00 AM

The transportation industry faces huge challenges in measuring the economic effects of cargo theft. The illustration below provides a comprehensive overview of American cargo theft from January ,1 2013 to December 31, 2013. The review examines stolen commodity type , theft incident location, date, and time , cargo origin and destination , and mode of transportation.

Here are the top 5 findings from reported cargo thefts for 2013.

  1. There were 1,090 reported incidents of cargo theft in the
    United States in 2013.
  1. The top eight states with the most incidents of cargo theft in
    this 2013 were California, Texas, Georgia, Florida, Illinois,
    New Jersey, Michigan, and Tennessee.
  1. Fictitious pickups increased 44% from 2012.
  2. Ninety-nine million dollars in cargo theft losses were reported.
  3. Cargo theft that occurred in secured yards increased 66%
    from 2012.

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