Carjackings have skyrocketed nearly 74% in Washington, D.C., in 2021 compared to last year, according to data.
“There have been 186 carjackings since January to July 12 of this year, according to D.C. police data, compared to 107 during the same timeframe in 2020,” Fox News reported.
“Mayor Muriel Bowser has not responded to multiple requests for comment on the crimes and inquiries on how to combat them, but D.C. police revealed they launched a carjacking task force using ‘bait cars’ to catch suspects in the city,” Fox News continued.
“We do deploy bait cars at times. Most recently at the 2nd District they use it but we want to make sure that the tactic certainly works for the specific crime we happen to be targeting at that particular time,” D.C. Police Chief Robert Contee said Tuesday, according to local ABC7.
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