The holiday season is a time of joy, celebration, and giving. It's also a time when many people eagerly anticipate the arrival of packages containing gifts, decorations, and other essential items. Unfortunately, it's also the season when porch pirates and package thieves are on the prowl. Package theft during the holiday season has become an unfortunate and all-too-common occurrence, leaving many homeowners frustrated and concerned about the safety of their deliveries. In this blog post, we'll explore the extent of the problem and provide some valuable tips on how to protect your packages from theft during the holiday season.
The Alarming Statistics
Package theft is a growing problem year-round, but it becomes particularly prevalent during the holiday season. The rise of online shopping, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, has made porches and doorsteps prime targets for thieves. Here are some alarming statistics to highlight the severity of the issue:
Rising Trend: According to a report by C+R Research, over 43% of respondents said they had experienced package theft during the holiday season.
Financial Loss: The National Retail Federation (NRF) estimated that in 2020, the average American consumer would spend over $998 on holiday gifts and decorations. This means that package theft could result in significant financial losses for individuals and businesses.
Increased Deliveries: In 2020, delivery services saw a substantial increase in demand. FedEx, for example, reported delivering an average of 33 million packages per day during the holiday season. This surge in deliveries provides more opportunities for theft.
Unreported Incidents: Many package thefts go unreported, making it difficult to determine the exact number of incidents. The actual figures are likely higher than reported.
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