Salt Lake City is No. 2 on the list of places where your holiday package is likely to be stolen off your front porch — which probably shouldn’t surprise anyone, given that Utah’s capital is No. 1 in the nation in overall theft rate.

That’s according to the website, which reports that Salt Lake City’s overall rate is 32.6 thefts per 1,000 people in a year. That’s almost twice the national average of 17.

By the way, the safest place for holiday package delivery is New York City, smashing another stereotype.

According to, the 10 metro areas with the highest rates of holiday package theft are:

  1. Austin, Texas
  2. Salt Lake City
  3. Miami-Fort Lauderdale
  4. Atlanta
  5. Raleigh-Durham, N.C.
  6. Seattle-Tacoma
  7. Houston
  8. Dallas-Fort Worth
  9. Tampa-St. Petersburg, Fla.
  10. Boston

And the 10 metro areas with the lowest rates of holiday package theft are:

  1. New York City
  2. St. Louis
  3. Portland, Ore.
  4. Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.
  5. Sacramento-Stockton, Calif.
  6. Washington, D.C.
  7. Denver
  8. San Francisco-Oakland
  9. Detroit
  10. San Diego