Few Mail Theft Arrests Despite Widespread…

A previous version of this story was published only for a subset of subscribers. An updated version is being published for all subscribers. Since 2005, postal theft has largely disappeared. According to data from the United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS), in 2000 there were over 5,700 arrests for mail fraud. In 2019, there were less than half that (2,078).

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