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Cargo theft ‘just too profitable for thieves’

November 2, 2017

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This interesting article from the Toronto Star in 2015 remains as noteworthy if not more in 2017, especially since we’re fast approaching the holidays, the busiest season of the years for thieves.


Some of the highlights:


The overall value in annual cargo thefts for Canada may have quintupled between 2005 and 2015. The number of unreported thefts do make these figures hard to determine precisely but the increase is undeniable.


The penalties for cargo theft remain quite low, which fails to deter thieves and would-be thieves.
There are now cargo theft dedicated units with York and Peel regional police. Their caseload increases by the day.


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