Carjackings have surged across the US, causing concern for drivers and law enforcement. In New York, thefts increased by 37% last month. Similarly, in Washington, over 200 carjackings have been recorded this year, with 75% involving firearms. Experts suggest that carjackings are becoming more violent, and many remain unsolved.
The National Insurance Crime Bureau noted a 7% increase in vehicle thefts nationwide from 2021-2022, and in 30 cities, vehicle thefts and carjackings increased by an average of 59% from 2019-2022. To decrease the likelihood of becoming a victim, individuals are advised to remain vigilant and take precautionary measures, such as parking in well-lit areas and keeping car doors locked.