LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Online sales are breaking records this year and a new study predicts package thefts will rise this holiday season.
In 2020, a record 20 billion packages were shipped in the U.S. Along with the increase in delivered packages, there was also an increase in thefts.
CCTV Camera World combed through 2020 crime data from the FBI and did a study. It found that 43% of those surveyed reported having a package stolen.
There are several ways to protect delivered packages from thieves including the following:
- Sign up for tracking and text alerts. This feature will notify you as soon as items get delivered.
- Invest in a porch lockbox. They’re designed with a code that you give to the delivery service.
- Have your packages shipped to work, or an amazon locker, or just choose in-store pick-up.