Germany ranks second in the world and first in Europe in terms of cargo thefts

The latest analysis of cargo crime across the Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) region by the Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) has found that a large majority of losses from supply chains is concentrated in 10 countries.

Through accumulating police data on a year-on-year basis, South Africa ascended to first place in this unwanted cargo crime ranking. From January 2021 to June 30, 2022, there were 2,670 reported incidents, dominated by violent truck hijackings and robberies of cash-in-transit vehicles.

Germany ranks second in the world and first in Europe with 2,348 crimes. The largest number of incidents occurred in North Rhine-Westphalia.

The next ranked were:

– UK – 1,573 accidents

– Netherlands – 707 incidents

– Spain – 704 incidents

– France – 650 incidents

– Russia – 452 incidents

– Italy – 294 incidents

– Belgium – 119 incidents

– Denmark - 116 incidents.

It is worth noting that the TAPA statistics are based solely on incidents reported by member companies. That is, it reflects only a part of cargo thefts that occur in the EMEA Region.