Report: Salt Lake City is second worst metro area in the U.S. for package theft

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Dec. 3, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — A new report by SafeWise shows Salt Lake City is the second worst metro area in the counrty for package theft.

Only the San Francisco/Oakland metro area has more thefts, the report released Tuesday said.

Salt Lake City climbed seven spots to take the number two spot this year, the report said.

These are the top 10 metro areas where porch pirates strike most:

1. San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, California
2. Salt Lake City, Utah
3. Portland, Oregon
4. Baltimore, Maryland
5. Seattle-Tacoma, Washington
6. Chicago, Illinois
7. Austin, Texas
8. Denver, Colorado
9. Los Angeles, California
10. Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto, California

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Porch pirates struck nearly 26 million Americans in 2017, the study said.

More than half of the metros where package theft is highest are also high-tech hubs—San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Baltimore, Seattle, Austin, and Denver.

To identify the metros where porch pirates plunder the most, the study analyzed larceny-theft rates and Google Trends data.

Here are some tools and best practices to protect your purchases. 

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