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Salt Lake City nearly tops in U.S. for stolen packages

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Posted at 11:49 AM, Dec 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-01 13:50:50-05

SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake City is the cream of the crop while topping many "best" lists of U.S. cities, but there's a new one that only porch pirates would be proud of.

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A survey showing the worst cities for package theft ranks Salt Lake City No. 3 overall, trailing only Denver and San Francisco. It's a return to the top 3 for Utah's capital city after dropping to fourth in 2020.

Salt Lake City has made the list's top 10 since 2018:

  • 2021 - #3
  • 2020 - #4
  • 2019 - #2
  • 2018 - #8

The Safewise survey showed that 210 million packages were stolen from U.S. porches during the previous 12 months, with 64% of Americans saying they had been the victim of package theft. Over half those surveyed claimed to have had multiple packages taken over the past year.

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Not surprisingly, Amazon packages are the most likely to be stolen at just under 54% of all items swiped.