A Review of Cargo Crime in 2022
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In 2022, we tracked a gradual return to pre-pandemic levels in cargo crime. Other changes include increasing thefts from facilities and a decline in truck hijackings. These shifts are primarily due to the gradual decrease 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. Instead, it leads to shifts in target goods, tactics, and how criminal organizations infiltrate the supply chain to steal or tamper with these commodities.
In this report, Roanoke and BSI collectively assessed cargo crime in 2022 compared to previous years. In addition, we identified essential mitigation advice that companies could implement to prepare for the current trends and emerging risks of 2023.