Number of cargo thefts falls 20 percent in early 2013

| April 03, 2013

cargo theftThe number of cargo thefts saw a significant decrease in December, January and February, according to numbers released this week from FreightWatch International, who says a total of 199 cargo thefts occurred nationally in the three-month period.

That number represents a 20 percent drop from the three-month period before that — September-November.

Moreover, each of the three months fell below the 2012 average of 78.3: December saw 77 cargo thefts, January had 53 and February recorded 69.

The value of those stolen loads also fell below 2012’s average of $178,298, as the average load value of those stolen December-January was just $133,711. The drop in value is a continuation from a trend several years in the making, as 2009’s average value of stolen loads was more than $500,000.

Overdrive sister site CCJ has the full report on FreightWatch’s data — click here to see it.

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  • Mike Jones

    Si…no crime….border es secure……

  • Mike Jones

    The illegal aliens and crooked “logistics companies” that HIRE them are way too busy HAULING DOPE..they dont have time for stealing… much criminal activity going on in trucking that Stealing freight is a low priority.

  • Mike Jones

    Huge money is being made smuggling DOPE and ILLEGAL ALIENS in these Trailers today…..stealing stuff is silly. strives to maintain an open forum for reader opinions. Click here to read our comment policy.