Number of truck robberies across Europe is spiraling

According to the Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA), the goods worth 8,947,337 Euro were stolen from the trucks in 29 EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) countries in February 2023, which is 82.5% higher than in February 2022.

In March, the situation became even more drastic: consignors reported the losses from truck robberies to be 80% higher compared to February. In the third month of the current year, the TAPA members registered 565 robberies. The total amount of stolen goods reached 16,155,929 Euro. However, almost a third of this amount was due to one robbery, which happened in the United Kingdom: robbers got access to a protected complex belonging to the cash delivery company in Slough, they stole 5,680,000 Euro.

The leading country in the number of truck robberies is Germany, which accounts for 33% of all reported cases (167 robberies). The second place of this unfortunate ranking belongs to the United Kingdom (87 cases), and the third goes to France (76 reported robberies).

The reports on fuel thefts from trucks also keep coming. In March, 91 cases were registered in 10 countries: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.