Construction site thefts have gone up nearly 50% (not just in the U.S.) during the COVID-19 Lockdown and restrictions; adding insult to injury.
“As the United States continues adapting to new ways of life during the coronavirus pandemic, many construction projects have been delayed or canceled. Project owners or government mandates shut down thousands of construction job sites across the country, leaving the sites vulnerable and enticing to potential criminals.” Source
“A worrying increase in construction machinery theft has been noted in the UK since the introduction of the lockdown caused by the Corona Virus pandemic. Data available shows a 50% jump in theft of construction machines from UK sites. With so many construction sites shut down due to the lockdown, this has given thieves an opportunity to capitalise. Source
“Police across the UK are carrying out extra night patrols, as burglars target construction sites during the coronavirus lockdown. “And because so many people are staying at home now, there’s even fewer chances that an attempted burglary on a commercial site will be spotted and reported.” Source
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