Value and incident categories for cargo theft in Europe: Analysing TAPA EMEA statistics
2012 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
Purpose of this paper
To analysis the relationship between value (reported stolen value) and different incident
categories in order to find patterns and trends in cargo theft within Europe.
The research is explorative as this type of research is missing in logistics but also deductive as
it utilizes theories from criminology. The analysis is based on TAPA EMEA’s IIS transport
related crime database. The result is analyzed and discussed within a frame of reference
consisting of theories from logistics and criminology.
There are seasonal variations of incident categories. This variation is found both between
months of the year and the day of the week for many of the incident categories, but the
patterns are different for different incident categories. Within this understanding there are
many changes in hot spots, modus operandi, theft endangered objects and handling methods
during time, but the basic theoretical frame of reference is still more or less the same.
The research is based on theories deduced from criminology and logistics together with
secondary data regarding cargo theft. The geographically limitation to the Europe is done of
practical reasons whiles the frame of reference can be used globally for analysis antagonistic
threats against transports.
This research is limited by the content and classification within the TAPA EMEA IIS
database. Nevertheless, this database is the best available database and the reports comes
mainly from the industry itself, represented by the different TAPA members how report their
losses anonymous, nevertheless the quality of the data limits the possibility to make
normative statements about cargo theft prevention.
What is original/value of paper
This paper is the first within supply chain risk management that utilizes actual crime statistics
reported by the industry itself, in order to analyze the occurrence of cargo theft by focusing on
the value of the stolen vehicle/goods in relation with incident categories.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Nofoma 2012 , 2012.
supply chain risk, antagonistic threats, transport, value of stolen cargo, cargo theft incident categories
Research subject Resource Recovery
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-6787Local ID: 2320/11253OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-6787DiVA: diva2:887489