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FBI DATA SHOWS A 14.8% RISE IN U.S. CARGO CRIME

Newly-released cargo crime data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) shows a 14.8% increase in the number of recorded freight theft incidents in the U.S. in 2015, with Texas and Tennessee the main locations.

Collected by the Bureau’s Uniform Crime Reporting programme, the number of recorded incidents last year represents a 14.8% rise on the statistics published for 2014.

The total loss value for 2015, however, was over $4.7 million lower year-on-year. The FBI report classifies a cargo crime as ‘The criminal taking of any cargo including, but not limited to, goods, chattels, money, or baggage that constitutes, in whole or in part, a commercial shipment of freight moving in commerce, from any...

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