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BACK WITH A VENGEANCE … RECORDED LOSSES FROM SUPPLY CHAINS BREAK THROUGH THE €100 MILLION BARRIER IN JUST NINE MONTHS

With nearly 3,500 new cargo thefts already reported to TAPA’s Incident Information Service (IIS) in the first seven months of 2020, combined crime data for August and September has reinforced the fact that cargo criminals are ‘back to work’ with a vengeance after the disruption of the COVID peak as year-to-date recorded losses broke through the €100 million barrier.

Based on incident intelligence published in the last three issues of Vigilant alone, data for the first nine months of 2020 shows:

  • €112,492,666 – total losses reported to the IIS database with a value
  • >€70,000,000 of products stolen in 119 major incidents
  • >€588,000 – average loss for major cargo thefts
  • >€410,000 – average daily loss for the 274 days in this period

 

Latest cargo crime reports for August and September show an additional 502 incidents recorded by TAPA’s IIS, with key figures for...

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POLICE FIND €2 MILLION OF ANTIQUE BOOKS STOLEN FROM A UK WAREHOUSE BURIED UNDERGROUND AT A HOUSE IN ROMANIA

A European police operation has recovered €2 million of antiquarian books stolen from a warehouse close to London Heathrow in 2017. They...
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LOCKDOWN INSPIRES ORGANISED CRIME GROUPS WITH €85 MILLION OF PRODUCTS STOLEN IN THE FIRST HALF OF 2020

The activities of cargo thieves in Europe, the Middle East & Africa (EMEA) in the first half of 2020 were most certainly curtailed by the...
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TAPA PUBLISHES NEW LOCKING SYSTEMS GUIDANCE TO SUPPORT COMPANIES ADOPTING ITS TRUCKING SECURITY REQUIREMENTS

With over 80% of all cargo thefts reported to TAPA involving criminal attacks on trucks, it’s hardly surprising to learn that the number of...
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HEARTLESS THIEVES STEAL 18,000 BOXES OF TOYS DESTINED FOR CHILDREN IN HOSPITAL AS 178 CARGO THEFTS IN EMEA IN JULY PRODUCE LOSSES OF MORE THAN €4 MILLION

Every cargo theft is distressing for the victims but, every now and again, an incident takes place which attracts even greater condemnation...
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PANDEMIC RESTRICTS THE ACTIVITIES OF TRUCK HIJACKERS IN SOUTH AFRICA BUT ANNUAL DATA SHOWS A 1.7% RISE IN INCIDENTS TO 1,202

COVID-19 restrictions appear to have had a similar effect on cargo crime levels in South Africa during the peak of the pandemic as TAPA’s...
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