Buyer Beware: Your Deliveries Are More Likely to Get Lost If You Live in These 10 States

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Dude, Where's My Package?

As we head full-tilt into the holiday season, complete with lots of gift buying and Black Friday madness, it's important to keep track of our packages. Many of us are buying so many things, that it's hard to keep track of what we have coming, but you don't want to make the mistake of relying on carrier services to follow through. There are plenty of lost package incidents to be aware of — not to mention porch pirates — and some states are more prone than others. 

Location intelligence experts Logate analyzed Google searches in every state, dialing in on search terms like "lost package" and related phrases to determine which states seem to have more lost packages than others.

Here are the states where your packages are most likely to end up in some sort of courier abyss.

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2. Kansas

Monthly searches related to lost packages: 271,333

Searches per 100,000 people: 9,238

Population: 2,937,150

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4. Oklahoma

Monthly searches related to lost packages: 320,148

Searches per 100,000 people: 7,964

Population: 4,019,800

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5. South Carolina

Monthly searches related to lost packages: 418,363

Searches per 100,000 people: 7,920

Population: 5,282,634

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6. Pennsylvania

Monthly searches related to lost packages: 963,858

Searches per 100,000 people: 7,430

Population: 12,972,008

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7. Missouri

Monthly searches related to lost packages: 449,393

Searches per 100,000 people: 7,274

Population: 6,177,957

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8. Connecticut

Monthly searches related to lost packages: 247,755

Searches per 100,000 people: 6,832

Population: 3,626,205

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9. Indiana

Monthly searches related to lost packages: 459,220

Searches per 100,000 people: 6,721

Population: 6,833,037

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10. Arkansas

Monthly searches related to lost packages: 201,733

Searches per 100,000 people: 6,624

Population: 3,045,637