D.C. Reports 6,317-Plus Vehicle Thefts This Year– Doubled The Number In 2022

  • In Washington, D.C., car-related crimes have surged this year, as reported by the Metropolitan Police Department, with motor vehicle thefts experiencing a 93% increase compared to the previous year.
  • As of Monday, the tally for car thefts in 2023 stands at a minimum of 6,317, and of these incidents, at least 905 are categorized as carjackings—a violent criminal act.
  • The incidence of carjackings has doubled since the previous year, which recorded more than 400 reported cases in November 2022.