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Covid-19 Affecting Cargo Theft Trends

By Loss Prevention Media

November 11, 2020

North American cargo theft is on the rise this year, and the Covid-19 pandemic caused a spike in cargo crime in April.

April 2020 saw a 107% jump in cargo thefts compared to April 2019, according to CargoNet, which gave an update during its Cargo Theft and Transportation Summit November 10.

There have been 1,080 reported thefts in the US and Canada so far this year, up to Sept. 30.

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