My main point is that package delivery people should not be leaving packages on doorsteps of obviously empty houses, whether it is at the front or the back. If no one answers the door to receive the package then it should go back to the depot or post office. A placard should be left stating the package delivery was attempted and that it can be picked up at the depot on the next business day. Porch pirating would instantly become a non-issue if the dumb practice of leaving packages at unoccupied residences ceased. Even now, the post service in Canada does not leave packages on doorsteps. If a person does not answer to receive it then it goes back to the nearest postal depot for pickup. I do know that other delivery services do sometimes leave packages at unoccupied houses. A friend of mine had 15000 dollars worth of avionics left under his trailer, where they sat for three days before he spotted them It is a good thing for the delivery service that he is honest, because he easily could have brought them in and then claimed he never received them, because there was no signed paperwork saying that he had gotten them.