NYPD: Car Thefts Soared 51 Percent this Year

NYPD: Car Thefts Soared 51 Percent this Year

Grand Larceny Auto surged from 3,587 incidents to 5,420 incidents between June 5 2021 and June 5 2022, according to data recently published by the New York City Police Department (NYPD).

Fox News reports:

That category had one of the largest upticks during the most recent crime statistic report covering May 30 to June 5. Grand larceny incidents spiked by 50.1% from 20,659 incidents reported to NYPD as of June 5, compared to the 13,713 reported during the same period last year.

Meanwhile, overall transit crime surged by 53.6% so far this year.

Of the 5,420 vehicles stolen, N.Y. Daily News reported that roughly 2,200 of them were incidents where drivers left their vehicles with the engine running or unlocked, often with the keys

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