As you order gifts online to complete holiday shopping, beware of thieves.
A new report by SafeWise shows Salt Lake City, Utah is No. 2 on the country's list of top package theft cities. Only the San Francisco/Oakland Metro area is higher.
These are the top 10 metros where porch pirates strike most:
- San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, California
- Salt Lake City, Utah
- Portland, Oregon
- Baltimore, Maryland
- Seattle-Tacoma, Washington
- Chicago, Illinois
- Austin, Texas
- Denver, Colorado
- Los Angeles, California
- Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto, California
The report found porch pirates stole from nearly 26 million Americans in 2017.
More than half of the metros where porch pirates strike the most are also high-tech hubs.
The Salt Lake City Police Department is hoping to crack down on these thieves.
They also have some suggestions to make sure you don't fall victim to porch pirates when your packages arrive:
- Use lockers with a secure key to pick up your packages. They are offered by Amazon, Walmart and UPS.
- Have your packages delivered to a FedEx location near you.