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Porch Pirates a concern in cities and neighborhoods

A recent survey conducted by a research company shows, 43% of Americans have had a package stolen in 2020 that’s up 36% from 2019.
Police ask you make sure to bring in packages as soon as they are delivered to deter any porch...
Police ask you make sure to bring in packages as soon as they are delivered to deter any porch pirates.(WHSV)
Published: Jan. 8, 2021 at 5:35 PM CST
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Thousands of people in Wyoming along millions of Americans have opted for the convenience of shopping online during the pandemic..

With that convenience comes the risk of package theft, also known as know being victimized by a “porch pirate.”

A recent survey conducted by a research company shows, 43% of Americans have had a package stolen in 2020 that’s up 36% from 2019.

C+R Researched surveyed 2,000 consumers who have shopped online at least once within the last 12 months to learn more about their experiences with package theft and what preventative measures they’ve taken to deter porch pirates.

The top ways consumers prevented package theft this holiday season found staying home for delivery or opting for in-store pick up was most efficient. Majority of homes in America have installed a doorbell camera, as those have proven to capture those deliveries sitting on your porch until you get home.

“I think with the potential of more and more people working from home, there’s more opportunities for people to be home, and that’s one of the biggest ways we’ve found people prevent packages from being stolen but we still see a rise in cases of theft during the pandemic,” Matt Zajechowski, said.

The survey showed the average value of the stolen package was $136, but thankfully 81% say they’ve received a refund on the stolen items, according to the Third Coast Digital.

Here’s a link to the full source report.

Packages at your door.
Packages at your door.(KALB)

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