In an August 17, 1999 article in the Wall Street Journal, the question was raised, how do we keep all this stuff safe that people are ordering via the
Locking mailboxes cover the safety of mail delivered to your home, but what about those packages left by UPS and other delivery services on your front doorstep?
The epidemic of mail theft should not be ignored as an equal threat to package delivery.
It certainly makes no sense to have high priced items purchased by mail or online dropped outside your house in a box,
exposed to weather, when mail thieves are infiltrating towns and cities in the United States