FROM POL TO POD WITH COMPLETE COVERAGE OF THE JOURNEY, USING PROFESSIONAL CARGO SECURITY OFFICERS, DEDICATED COVERT ESCORT VEHICLES, TRACKING SYSTEMS AND IN-VEHICLE CCTV.
CARGO SECURITY UK
SUPPLY CHAIN SECURITY
THE UK IS THE NUMBER 1 LOCATION FOR CARGO CRIME THROUGHOUT THE EMEA AREA.
With 596 high value incidents in Q3 2018 the UK accounts for over 80% of all cargo crime in the EAMA area, this is up from 323 during Q3 2017 a rise of 84.5%. There was an estimated value of more than £20 million worth of loss due to cargo theft in the UK during Q3 2018. 22 Major losses of over €100,000, with the largest single loss of €2,221,628 and an average loss of €247,802.
The IIS product categories with the highest number of incidents in the UK Q3 2018:
- Unspecified Products - 234 crimes
- Food & Drink – 95 crimes
- Tobacco – 90 crimes
- Clothing & Footwear – 41 crimes
There were 44 cases of theft from moving vehicles, in most cases, this involved offenders targeting trucks and Last Mile delivery vans while en route in heavily- congested areas of cities including London and Bristol, often in broad daylight and in full view of other motorists. In most of these crimes, the goods targeted were cigarettes and other tobacco products.
The East Midlands region of the UK – mostly notably Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Nottinghamshire - continued to record the highest number of freight crimes in Q3 2018, with 246, a 78.2% increase in incidents compared to the same quarter of 2017. The 110 reported crimes in the South East were also substantially higher year-on-year, up 129.1%, while one of the most noticeable trends seen in this quarter was the substantial growth of incidents in Yorkshire & The Humber, where the 103 cases recorded by TAPA’s IIS were 442.1% more than in Q3/17. Multiple crimes in the region were reported at Woolley Edge and Hartshead Moor MSAs and also in laybys and on industrial estates in and around Pontefract, West Yorkshire
Although it is far from a new phenomena, it is, once again, impossible to ignore the high rate of cargo crimes in the UK which occur at motorway service areas (MSA) across the country. A total of 223 or 37.4% of recorded losses
or attempted thefts in Q3/18 took place at service areas, including the theft of €126,330 of televisions stolen from a truck parked at Barton Park services close to junction 56 of the A1(M). The MSA locations with double-digit cargo crime rates in the quarter were:
- Leicester Forest East, junctions 21/21A of the M1 – 32 reported incidents
- Hartshead Moor, J25/26, M62 – 21
- Trowell, J25/26, M1 – 18
- Woolley Edge, J38/39, M1 – 17
- Donington Park, J23A/24, M1 – 16
- Newport Pagnell, J14/15, M1 - 11
- Beaconsfield, J2, M40 – 10
- Thurrock, J30-31, M25 – 10
- Tibshelf, J28-29, M1 – 10