“A crime strategy I am proposing has recently affected many during this holiday season as packages are being delivered to residences across our city. Online shopping has dramatically increased over recent years. According to a recent by insuranceQuotes.com, nearly 1 out of 12 Americans have had a holiday package stolen from their home. City Hall has failed to recognize the issue and provide resources to battle the large increase in package thefts. Thefts from porches/hallways has increased 30% from last year. As your Mayor, I will work with Amazon, UPS and FedEx to establish an anti-theft program.
Protecting Your Packages
- I will create a Package Theft Task Force that would include Amazon, UPS, FedEx, US Postal Service, Chicago Police Department and our Federal Law Enforcement Partners.
- I will provide the resources and equipment such as, but not limited to, GPS and Video Surveillance in order for this Task Force to be successful.
- A program like this has been successful in Jersey City, New Jersey that utilized crime statistics and mapping of theft locations.”