Copper Theft: The Metal Theft Epidemic


Subject:
Crime , Drugs & Medications by Type , Theft , Methamphetamines

Description:
This article discusses increased copper theft (often from power lines), which has resulted from higher prices for scrap copper. Describes the extent of the epidemic, the connection between copper wire theft and crystal meth (methamphetamine) use, and attempts to combat the problem (such as lobbying programs linking "metal theft to terrorism through the fact that utilities are considered critical infrastructure"). Includes a related slide show. From CSO, a magazine for corporate security officers.

Creator:
Berinato, Scott

Publisher:
CXO Media Inc.

Language:
English

Source:
http://www.csoonline.com/article/221225/Red_Gold_Rush_The_Copper_Theft_Epidemic


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