Every year around the holidays, there is an increase in packages ordered online and delivered to homes. This also can come with an increase in thefts when the packages are left unattended outside. Victims usually report the theft to their shippers so the police department may not know the extent of these thefts.
Doorstep delivery can be a crime of opportunity. It may not be someone following a delivery truck but someone who happens to be in the area and sees a package delivered. In looking at the most frequently used delivery services, to learn about some suggestions the shippers made, take a look at the attached document, Holiday Package Deliveries.
The information was received from Jennifer Waisanen, 5th Precinct Crime Prevention Specialist. If you would like to receive crime alerts and safety information, please sign-up by visiting here.