Exclusive: Vehicle Thefts Increase After Dropping 50 Percent
By: Leonard Spikes, lawofficer.com
It’s hard to turn on the evening news without being exposed to exploding vehicle thefts, carjackings, and theft of Catalytic Converters. It seems to be open season on our cars. Many stolen vehicles are used for other crimes.
Per the FBI, vehicle thefts are up 10.5 percent nationally. The increase is substantially higher in some cities.
Homicides, overall violent crime, and aggravated assaults are also up, breaking the pattern of multi-year reductions in violent crime per the FBI, Violent Crime Increases In 2020.
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