A review of cargo crime in 2022
Authored by NMU
In 2022, we tracked a gradual return to pre-pandemic levels in cargo crime, where criminals targeted basic goods, including food & beverage items and high-valued goods, like electronics. This also refers to cargo thieves increasingly stealing goods from facilities and declining instances of truck hijackings. This is in large part due to the gradual decline in global demand for goods returning to pre-pandemic levels in 2019. As demand eases, so does the volume of trade. However, this reduced demand coupled with alleviated port congestion is not leading to a drop off in cargo crime. Rather, it is leading to shifts in which goods are targeted, how they are stolen, and how criminal organizations are infiltrating the supply chain and stealing or tampering with these commodities. In this report, BSI and NMU collectively assessed cargo crime in 2022 compared to previous years and identified essential mitigation advice that companies can implement to prepare for the current trends and emerging risks of 2023.
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