Cargo Theft Investigations

Cargo Theft Investigations

Cargo Theft Investigations

 

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CARGO THEFT INVESTIGATIONS

Cargo theft results in millions of dollars in losses to the United States economy every year. Top Gun Investigations in Tampa is well equipped and experienced in both preventing cargo theft and solving incidents should they occur.

A basic explanation of cargo theft is the criminal taking of cargo from any commercial shipment of freight moving by railroad, truck, plane or other vehicle. These thefts occur in a wide range of places during the transit of goods and can occur at a storage facility, storage tank, platform, depot, warehouse, vessel or wharf.

The majority of cargo thefts (76%) happen in only 4 states:

#1:       Florida:            24%

#2:       California:        23%

#3:       Texas:             16%

#4:       Georgia:          13%

Targets for Cargo Theft in Florida

Approximately $5,660,000.00 in losses due to cargo theft was reported in Florida alone in 2014. According to Road Scholar Transport, Florida leads the nation in losses due to cargo theft with the average value of stolen goods approximately $245,101.00 per incident. For example, in March, 2014, a tractor trailer transporting 15,000 cartons of eggs disappeared from a gas station in Lee County, Florida. Although the cab was eventually found, the 180,000 eggs were not.   This is a typical incident as consumable goods (food and drink) are a favorite target of thieves and amount to 17% of all cargo thefts. In 2014, consumables alone amounted to $1,797,692.27 in stolen goods reported in Florida, with a mere $373,000 recovered.

Another favorite of thieves is electronic products such as TVs, radios and computers which account for 13% of all cargo thefts. When a shipment of televisions was stolen at a truck stop in Georgia last year, the thieves had no idea that there was a covert GPS tracker hidden in the cargo. Because of the tracker, the trailer was quickly located allowing police to recover the entire load. Other highly targeted items include household and garden products, metal, computer hardware and software, trucks and trailers.

Tampa Private Investigators

If your company has been a victim of cargo theft anywhere in Florida, or if you want to explore proactive measures to guard against possible theft, call Top Gun Investigations in Tampa at 813-902-0420 for a confidential consultation

 

Surveillance & Information Specialists

Mark J. Aubin, J.D.

www.TopGunInvestigations.com

Fla. Lic. #A2900089

 

Call today to schedule your Free Consultation at
813-902-0420
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