Study finds Milwaukee ranks among top cities for package theft during pandemic

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) --- A new study found Milwaukee ranks among top cities in the nation for package theft during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Digital Third Coast says experts believe there was a rise in package theft to coincide with the holiday season as many shop from home this year due to the ongoing pandemic.

Bid-On-Equipment recently analyzed Google search volume in cities across the country to determine where package theft has been most prevalent, according to Digital Third Coast.

Milwaukee is currently ranked No. 35 for package theft related searches from March to November of 2020.

Milwaukee had 257 monthly searches for every 100,000 residents, Digital Third Coast said.

Madison and Milwaukee both fell among the top 100 cities for package theft during the pandemic. 

They also found that 36% of Americans reported a package stolen within the last year.

You can read the full report here


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