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EMEA 2018 Annual Cargo Theft Report

Report Highlights:

  • Cargo theft recorded in 2018 increased 55% compared to 2017
  • U.K., Germany and Sweden were the top three countries for cargo theft
  • Pilferage and Curtain Slashing were most frequent M.O.'s
  • Metals was the product type which had the highest average value stolen
  • Auto & Parts was the most frequently identified stolen product type
  • Private security companies in South Africa relying on technology to fight Cash-in-Transit heists
  • Customs officials in Malta intercepted 37 million illegally smuggled cigarettes
  • Channel ports face significant disruption if U.K. leaves EU without deal in place
  • Overview of top five countries for cargo theft in 2018
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