Package Theft is a Major Problem: 1 in 5 Americans Have Reported Being a Victim of Porch Pirates During the Pandemic
Even with thousands of people working from home due to the pandemic, package theft is still a major problem. According to a recent survey from ValuePenguin.com by LendingTree, 1 in 5 Americans reported being a victim of porch pirates during the pandemic. This expands on previous reporting from The New York Times, which revealed that an estimated 90,000 packages disappear daily in New York City without explanation, which is up roughly 20 percent from four years ago.
A quote from the New York Times article summarizes the dire situation: “I can’t have my medications delivered here or anything that is essential,’’ she said. “I don’t know what the solution is, but I do know that it’s getting worse.”