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.
- There were 1,090 reported incidents of cargo theft in the
United States in 2013.
- 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.
- Fictitious pickups increased 44% from 2012.
- Ninety-nine million dollars in cargo theft losses were reported.
- Cargo theft that occurred in secured yards increased 66%
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