Denver, Colorado, Wins Dubious Award as Worst U.S. City for Porch Delivery Thefts
A new survey of thefts of deliveries left on people porches finds that Denver, Colorado, is the worst city in the U.S. for such crimes.
As the 2021 Christmas Holiday nears, online consumer safety company SafeWise took a look at the theft data across the country to see the areas where ‘porch pirates” steal the most.
Per the Denver Gazette:
The 1,000-person survey, conducted in collaboration with Cove Home Security, showed the crime surged in the past year, as 64% of respondents said they had a package stolen in the previous 12 months — up from 47% from the year prior. And those who did have something stolen likely had to deal with the nuisance again, as 53.5% of all respondents reported they’ve had multiple packages stolen in the last year. From those numbers, SafeWise estimates 210 million packages have been stolen across the country in the last year.
More worrisome for Coloradans is SafeWise says the trend is at its worst in the state’s largest city. The Mile High City somehow leapfrogged from outside of the top-10 cities for package theft into sole ownership of the top spot to steal the annual crime crown from three-time reigning champion San Francisco. A dubious distinction if ever there was one. Denver was unranked in 2020, eighth in 2019 and eleventh in 2018.
The other cities on the list hardest hit are:
- Salt Lake City
- San Antonio
Gee, what do all these cities have in common? You guessed it, they are all run by liberals.
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