A ship with brightly colored shipping containers sails on a body of water. Computer electronics theft in 2022 dropped 37% from 2021, but the theft of televisions and other types of displays almost doubled, and overall electronics came in a close second behind household items for the most stolen products. (Credit: Kalyakan/Adobe Stock)

An estimated $223 million in cargo was stolen in the United States and Canada in 2022, according to a recent report from CargoNet. The 1,778 supply chain events recorded in 2022 show an increase of 15% from 2021, and these disruptions had an effect on inflation over the year as shortages drove prices higher.

The most targeted areas, according to the data, were California, Texas and Florida, with those three states making up nearly half of all supply chain theft in 2022. Warehouses, distribution centers and parking lots were the most frequent locations for these events.

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Brittney Meredith-Miller

Brittney Meredith-Miller is assistant editor of PropertyCasualty360.com. She can be reached at [email protected].

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