After exploding during the pandemic, households have continued to turn to home delivery to shop online. Now savvy thieves see an opportunity. Criminals are prowling neighborhoods for packages to pilfer, and retailers and delivery companies are footing the bill.

So how can corporate security teams address this problem?

Ben Stickle, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Criminal Justice Administration at Middle Tennessee State University, is on the show this week. In this episode, he breaks down the alarming rise of porch piracy nationwide.

Expect to learn what makes porch piracy such an attractive crime for criminals, the surprising demographics of porch pirates, the possible physiological connection between slot machines and porch piracy, why you’re more likely to be a victim of porch piracy than any other crime in America, how much porch piracy costs businesses nationwide each year, why porch piracy impacts retail sales in the future, how consumers, retailers, and delivery companies can tackle this problem and much more.

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