Volgens 'n opname from SafeWise and Cove Home Security, 'n geskatte 210 miljoen pakkies is die afgelope tyd gesteel 12 maande in die VSA.
Die opname, wat vroeër vandeesmaand gepubliseer is, gevind dat 64.1% of respondents have had at least one package stolen from their stoep in the last year. Intussen, 53.5% of respondents have had multiple packages stolen over the same period of time, SafeWise and Cove reported.
The survey also found that more than half of the stolen packages cost between $ 50 en $ 200.
Gedurende die vakansies, porch thefts are going to be even more of a concern as people order their gifts online and have busier holiday schedules, according to one criminal justice and package theft expert.
“Package theft is a crime of opportunity,” Dr. Ben Stickle, a member of the SafeWise advisory group, said in the report. “The more packages left for longer periods of time on a porch, the more likely they are to be stolen. As the Christmas gift season gets into full swing, there will be a significant increase in packages on a porch.”